Can there really be such a thing as a fundamental particle?

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The atom turned out not to be...if there was no such thing then wouldn't that be the answer to time itself? Just a thought....but can you imagine every particle being divisible and yeah the ones we havent split yet...nothing would have an end would it?? therefore no beginning
 
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thats the just the thing...i was thinking that if something didnt have an end nor a beginning then it would need to be in some sort of loop....i doodle alot :)
 

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thats the just the thing...i was thinking that if something didnt have an end nor a beginning then it would need to be in some sort of loop....
What, like a circle? **** me. Michelangelo and Einstein must be shitting in their graves. So, when do you plan to invent Facebook?
 
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Talking about the concept of time here...so where does light end since it travels for trillions of miles?
are you suggesting that because some scientist creates some laws based on what he knew at the time, that science wont progress any further?
 
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I had a steak pie out of a tin for my tea tonight.
 
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Yes, they're called quarks. Or possibly superstrings, but we can't prove they exist. Light doesn't end, it just bounces off stuff, or gets converted into energy and absorbed by the stuff it hits (because matter and energy are the same thing, ask Einstein). The rest of what you said was meaningless. Sometimes I like to drink gin out of a wine glass. It makes me feel classy.
 
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I've just watched 'The Seven Ages of Starlight' on BBC4. Do you realise we are all the product of Nuclear Waste? We are just the scraps from exploding Supernova. Fascinating it was but, as such, best they put a big **** off fence round Chernobyl....just in case...
 
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I've just watched 'The Seven Ages of Starlight' on BBC4. Do you realise we are all the product of Nuclear Waste? We are the scraps from Supernova. As such, best they put a **** off big fence round Chernobyl....just in case... I escape
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@casino i know what a quark is...and there are different types of quarks....and i know they think its a fundamental particle, thats what they thought about the atom too(hence the name 'atom')...so that would mean they were wrong, just like our forefathers were when they thought that the earth was flat...due to them not knowing about gravity...so wouldnt it be fair to say that nothing can be set in stone incase its incorrect...geez if every scientist adopted that attitude, there wouldnt be anymore progress cos they would stop exploring wouldnt they, having already having all the answers....and i also know that light doesn't end, well done you, that was me making the point that there is something we know doesnt end

Does me asking a science related question on a science board, seem as if i'm trying to make myself look like something im not? I have an inquisitive mind and i ask alot of questions and i think its ignorance to think we know everything
 

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The atom turned out not to be...if there was no such thing then wouldn't that be the answer to time itself? Just a thought....but can you imagine every particle being divisible and yeah the ones we havent split yet...nothing would have an end would it?? therefore no beginning
If science finds the smallest thing detectable it is possible to chop it into a billion bits using maths...then taking that billionth of a small thing do the same again and again and again... Sizes are infinite dimensions... like numbers are infinite too, strange but true. At what point does a small chunk of matter become nothing? Well...nothing is a quantum field where things appear to pop in and out of existence continuously. Size is a human expression...pointless and meaningless in the quantum field.... sorry.
 
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First up, I think the OP is muddling up scientific 'laws' with things like the Theft Act.

Secondly, light does 'vanish' in that it can be turned into some other form of energy which then dissippates.

Thirdly, it is one immutable law of the Universe that anyone using LoL on arrse will burn in the fires of hell for a thousand generations, at least. Minimum.
 
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First up, I think the OP is muddling up scientific 'laws' with things like the Theft Act.

Secondly, light does 'vanish' in that it can be turned into some other form of energy which then dissippates.

Thirdly, it is one immutable law of the Universe that anyone using LoL on arrse will burn in the fires of hell for a thousand generations, at least. Minimum.
light is vibrations from another dimension. It behaves like particles and like waves depending on how you look at it. Trouble is the theorists cant proove physics with experiment at the outer boundaries because the energies are too much.. so its all maths and guesswork.
 

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