March 28, 2010

Two simple questions

Filed under: Uncategorized — unwriter1 @ 8:21 pm

A pair of simple questions

I have two questions that have bothered me for years, yet I know there must be a simple answer. Granted that they may sound stupid, yet the question exists.

1. In space there is approximately one atom per meter. What is in between the atoms? It cannot be an ‘ether’ because that would be something particulate and thus containing atoms. It cannot be empty because then every atom would fall to the proverbial bottom. What then is in between the atoms?

2. Along these same lines we have the atom. The nucleus consists of protons, neutrons and other particles. Orbiting this at a distance (for the first shell) approximately equal to 18,000 times the radius of the electron, are electrons. As above, what is the nothing in between? I understand that it is the force of magnetic repulsion since the protons are positive and the electrons negative. But are we not discussing magnetic waves and are not these waves particulate?



  1. You do understand science is NOT one of my best subjects, don’t you?? I am going to guess it is either anti-matter or energy. Since everything is energy, than that makes the most sense to me–but science never did make sense to me, so hopefully someone else will have a better answer. Now, is you have a philosophical question or one about human behavior….

    Comment by Joyce A. Anthony — March 29, 2010 @ 12:59 am | Reply

  2. Hmm – came back to post another comment, thinking for sure I’d already left one, but … it’s not here! Anyhowzit, I posted about this subject last summer. Hopefully you have my last comment and just haven’t approved it yet, but also along these lines, check out this post.

    Comment by Marvin D Wilson — March 29, 2010 @ 5:14 am | Reply

  3. […] Posted by theoldsilly on March 30, 2010 Yesterday I received an email from bloggy buddy Ron Berry, announcing a new post he had published, wherein he posed these, what he called, “Two  Simple Questions.” […]

    Pingback by The Infinite No-Space Between Things That Are Not Really Things « The Old Silly's Free Spirit Blog — March 30, 2010 @ 3:06 am | Reply

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