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  1. To explain .... I am trying to create a map of matter for my nephew as learn as you grow quick reference guide to help him understand the known universe and the general areas of science that might interest him. Id like it to be complex to keep it interesting and not condescending but also I realise that a lot of these concepts are not as simple as they seem and not easily described in a diagram of this sort. I was just hoping to omit as many glaring errors as possible. I have made some amends here to the original one I posted earlier
  2. Basically I was trying to provide a simple diagram of how the smallest and largest things known to humanity fit together, the best way I could imagine was a reductionist approach to try and describe the constituent parts of each system starting form the largest to the smallest or vice versa So in essence some format of this sort of thinking, starting with the cosmos as the largest known thing to the smallest as a planck length So the cosmos is made of - the observable and non observable universe The universe is made of - stars galaxies gases dark matter dark energy this is where get confused please help clarify this ---------------------------------- stars galaxies are made of - "Matter - living and non living things" ( rocks, doughnuts, trees, animals humans) living and non living things are made of - organic and inorganic compounds and substances where do molecules fit into this picture ? organic and inorganic compounds are made of - elements (h20, silver gold etc) elements are made of - atoms (protons neutrons electrons) atoms are made of - sub atomic particles (quarks leptons bosons etc)
  3. I have them listed under molecules, as in "organic and inorganic compounds are comprised of molecules ?" Would you say that is true or too simplistic ? Happy to move it around .. im trying to get to something which is a little useful so happy to change it I was imagining atoms as being like the single hydrogen atom with its constituent parts of nucleus electron and neutron and elements being the chains of atoms like h20 .. happy to change the labels of atom and elements or do you think I should I remove atoms entirely as a discrete taxonomy? where do you think things like dark energy and dark matter should be included ? Yes maybe but was hoping to show something to help my 7 year old nephew understand how the world fits together from the small to the large. Do you have any ideas or do you simply think the project is futile and the world is too complex ? reductionism ad absurdum ?
  4. Yeah sorry was more of a working title, probably a misleading post title ... maybe a physical map might be better .. open to suggestions. So would "living matter" be a good title for "matter" or are you saying that living matter isnt a discrete area So if not "matter" is there a better description for things made up of molecules or should I leave that out entirely ?
  5. Hi there . . I know this might cause some consternation amongst specific scientific areas as to their inclusion or exclusion but I am trying to create a metaphysical map to help show laypersons how the sciences scales and elements fit together ... I am however a bit unsure if i have the taxonomies around matter atoms elements etc correct. Can anybody advise as to the correctness or help fill in any gaps i have missing