reply to post by Condemned0625
We already went over this. The 1% is solid, but not the kind that you were claiming. You cannot TOUCH it. When talking about atoms, solid refers to
density, not something you can touch. When I pointed this out pages ago you tried to change the definition of solid to something that doesn't need to
be touched. However, your original assertion about touching your couch was wrong which was what started the debate in the first place.
Now we already went over this. It said right in the footnote of that link I gave.
"However, our current state of understanding leads physicists to believe that electrons and protons themselves are made from combinations of even
smaller elementary particles called quarks, which are held apart by their own forces. So even on the sub-nuclear scale, there is NO TOUCHING." That's
your 1%. You just learned something new.
Also you did argue with me about the couch being 99% empty. You posted this definition to rebut my post.
"3. having the interior completely filled up, free from cavities, or not hollow: a solid piece of chocolate." That's the definition for solid that YOU
However, your couch is not completely filled up or free from cavities. It is 99 percent empty space. I don't appreciate being called a liar.
Come on now, you just said in your last post that you understood this? Are you sure you understand it? Perhaps you should read it again?
You're also wrong about what a scientific theory is. Perhaps you couldn't understand my adult source I gave you to Wikipedia.
So, to explain what a scientific theory is, perhaps it'll help you understand if we use something geared more towards children. I found another site
called biology4kids.com that can help explain.
- a statement that uses a few observations
- an idea based on observations without experimental evidence"
See a scientific hypothesis has no to little evidence.
uses many observations and has loads of experimental evidence"
See a scientific theory has loads of experimental evidence and most times it's just about proven by the time a scientific hypothesis becomes a
scientific theory. A scientific fact and a scientific theory mean the same thing.
So, we see there is a huge difference between a scientific theory, and the word theory in the dictionary. A scientific theory has evidence to back it
up. A hypothesis does not.
What's probably tripping you up is you don't understand the difference between the word theory and the meaning of the term scientific theory which is
a theory formed using the scientific method and not just random guessing.
And also, I don't like being a called a liar. Don't lash out at me. You're welcome to look this stuff up on your own. I know when people's flaws and
lack of education is pointed out they can lash out, but there's no need for that.
I just assumed since you hadn't learned about this stuff yet, that you hadn't made it to high school for that. Apparently you were just never taught
correctly while you were in high school. I apologize for that.
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