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If you expected science to give answers to all the wonderful questions about what we are, where we are going, what the meaning of the universe is and so on, then I think you could easily become disillusioned and look for some mystic answers to these problems. How a scientist can take a mystic answer I don't know, because the whole spirit of ... well never mind that... I don't understand it, but anyhow ... if you think of it though ... the way I think of what we are doing is we are exploring, we are trying to find out as much as we can about the world. People say "are you looking for the ultimate laws of physics?" ... No, I'm not. I'm just looking to find out more about the world. And if it turns out that there is a simple ultimate law that explains everything, so be it. That would be very nice and ... but if it turns out it's like an onion with millions of layers and we are just sick and tired of looking at the layers, then that's the way it is.
But whatever way it comes out, it's nature it's there and she is going to come out the way she is. And therefore when we go to investigate it, we should not pre-decide what it is we are trying to do except find out more about it.
You couldn't really "see" anything because the wavelengths of visible light are too large to bring any detail to something that small, which is why we have to use electron microscopes to see really small stuff. But if you could see, you'd see lots of space. The nucleus of an atom is surrounded by lots of space.
originally posted by: gflyg
Does anyone know the answer to this question?
If I were standing on a proton relative to the size of me a on earth, if I looked up what would I see?
If I had answer for that I could have a better theory.
if the nucleus was expanded to the size of a marble, the outer edge of the atom would be nearly a football field away.