brad89 Posted December 13, 2005 Share Posted December 13, 2005 I have been thinking. Just wonder what you might think as well. Not to mention, I don't have much thought behind it other than the fact that it doesn't make sense. But why is matter allowed to 'touch' other matter? I have no idea where this came from. I just had an idea about taking a microscope and zooming in infinitely at an atom. It appears together, like a particle is a sphere. But I just tried to zoom in even closer on this imaginary atom. And what I thought was that we can't zoom to a point where matter is 'smooth' and lacks any sort of hole or bump or anything. Here is another thought to go along with it that I thought could act as some sort of proof. Imagine a perfect sphere. Then imagine touching this perfect sphere to another one. I think that the point in which they touch would be 0 dimensional, one you could pass a line through. I equated this to not touching at all. I brought this up to a geometry teacher, and she told me that she agreed on the spheres touching at a 0 D point, but she also told me that she still believed they were touching. Then this thought led to my final thought, matter compressed to a point. Picture this. A hollow cube. Now take two spheres and place them inside the cube. They touch the sides of the cube and each other. Observe the cube with the spheres. There is still room inside the cube everywhere the spheres aren't touching. I realized that you could jam pack it full of spheres. You could pack these spots full of spheres, and as long as the spheres keep getting smaller, you could pack the spot infinitely! Keep on going forever. If there are only spheres, then there will always be empty room on the outside of them. You can pack this room with smaller spheres, then pack that room with smaller spheres so on and so on. This means that lengths of matter stretches infinitely beyond the size of atoms! I am sure this has been thought of, but what I wonder is if this presents a solution to singularities. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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