Why is the top quark much heavier than other fermions?
The recent ATLAS and CMS experiments show the first observations of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson at the LHC. We revisit the theoretical inconsistency of the fundamental high-energy cutoff with the parity-violating gauge symmetry of local quantum field theory for the standard model. This inconsistency suggests high-dimensional operators of fermion interactions, which are attributed to the quantum gravity. In this letter, recalling the minimal dynamical symmetry-breaking mechanism, we show that it is energetically favorable for the top quark to acquire its mass via spontaneous symmetry breaking, whereas other fermions acquire their masses via explicit symmetry breaking.