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Thanks for the information. I'm not sure if quasiparticles qualify as "bits" but it's interesting nonetheless. The quasiparticle I've studied the most is the "electron hole", and it's not a real particle at all as the term "quasiparticle" implies.
Fundamental particle ‘splits’ into quasiparticles, including the new ‘orbiton’.
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That seems wrong and misunderstood, like they are choosing characteristics of the electron and saying the characteristics are 'separate things'. It would be like saying a spinning apple was made of fruit, red, and spin. Thats what it seems like at least. It is interesting to think about a fundamental particle, how it can be this fundamentally exact quantity of mass, like all electrons are the same exact mass, and I have a problem with people saying in a 3d universe 'anything' can be non 3d like when some people try to say that an electron is a point particle or 1 dimensional even... but if I stick to my logic and intuition which tells me it must be 3d particle, and it has mass, which means it takes up an area, this is very intriguing to think about, because then it must be some type of 'blob' like an 'objectness' with area and dimension and 'joint' quantity of stuffness, like we know classical objects can be split into pieces and they take up space etc. But its thought an electron, idk theoretically or just practically could never be split, but it is weird then like if it is an object with dimension and area, aka it takes up space, is there something that keeps it so attached to itself, you catch my drift? The idea of point particle 1 dimension is absurd, and not in the 'yea everything about the universe is absurd' in the, is logically and physically impossible and unexplainable but i would be willing to hear someone who believes that attempt to from their own personal understanding which i would suppose they would have if they were willing to believe it, explain how it is possible that it is 1dimensional object and has no area.
Two atoms are talking.
The first atom says "I've lost an electron"
The second atom says "are you sure?"
The first atom says " I'm positive".
2 of the 4 fundamental forces were unified in 1968 in electroweak theory (not 110 years ago) and they should get some credit for that, right?
science should get going on the unified field theory.
only been 110 yrs, give or take.
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I would like to see most of all the highest knowledgeable physicists of all fields theoretical and experimental locked up in a section of a university for a month, with the only task of organizing all current knowledge of the physics of the universe, and making sense of it philosophically, realistically and in a simplified manner. It seems like instead of getting more and more elegant the comprehension of reality is getting more and more sloppy and messy. I understand that reality may be infinitely sloppy and messy, but the different nodes of quantum particles and events and fields and atoms is hierarchy, which means not sloppy, but order, and the classical world we are and are apart of seems to be comprehend able. How come it seems like no knowledgeable person of quantum physics knows what they are talking about, well they know what they are talking about, but doesnt know what the universe may be or how it actually works. Thousands or millions of peoples whose sole individual and collective over the past 100 years over the past 20 years over the past 5 years has been to do nothing but to think about these problems and make sense of knowledge, theory, experimentation, and derivation of truth, why can they not simply describe what the universe might be? I understand it may be the furthest thing from simple, but even the analogies and approximations are full of holes. I know analogies and approximations can never be perfect and are a bane to science but thats not true, math is an analogy of reality, language is an analogy of reality, all we have are things to point at other things to make other things to say what things are. I hate when I think people think its more about them being smart and cool talking about wave functions and they are really excited and happy about all the kookiness and intrigue instead of wanting to kill everyone from their lack of comprehension, even their lack of comprehension over what they tell people they comprehend.
The universe sucks, I hate it. I want to know what it is. You want to be cool. You think you know about it. You dont. No one does... and it sucks.