posted on May, 11 2012 @ 11:26 PM
reply to post by moebius
Are you serious? Look up the definition of the term annihilation in the context of particle physics.
That was a pretty discourteous reply to a polite and genuine request for information, I must say.
Virtual particle pairs do not
emit other particles when they mutually annihilate; that would be a case of spontaneous creation, something out
of nothing. Only real particles mutually annihilate to form other particles. Here is a a
of the subject in Physics Forums. And here's another
, in which
one of the participants makes exactly the same mistake you're making – confusing virtual particles with real ones – and is corrected by some of
Thanks to Tesla & Lyme for helping with the search.
None of us knows everything, and even the greatest theoretical physicists are wrong more often than they are right. It is no shame to be wrong. Your
impertinent dismissal of me was boorish, clueless and uncalled for. What a pity; I actually had some respect for you earlier. I have none now.
edit on 11/5/12 by Astyanax because: a proper reprimand was in order.