Originally posted by followtheevidence
reply to post by TheTruthCqer
So because we don't see atoms they don't exist?
edit on 21-5-2012 by followtheevidence because: (no reason given)
Someone must have told you about atoms because how many people have ever seen an atom?
The 'concept' of an atom as an indivisible component of matter was first proposed by early Indian and Greek philosophers, they believed it was
'uncuttable' (impossible to divide), it was believed to be the smallest building block.
Since then it has been found to be 99.99999% empty space.
So it is not true that atoms 'exist' as such.
“Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the
senses. There is no matter.”
- Quote attributed to Albert Einstein
This is quoted.
Somewhere within that emptiness, we know is a nucleus. We scan the space, and there it is, a tiny dot. At last, we have discovered something hard
and solid, a reference point. But no! as we move closer to the nucleus, it too begins to dissolve. It too is nothing more than an oscillating
field, waves of rhythm. Inside the nucleus are other organized fields: protons, neutrons, even smaller “particles.” Each of these, upon our
approach, also dissolve into pure rhythm. These days they (the scientists) are looking for quarks, strange subatomic entities, having qualities
which they describe with such words as upness, downness, charm, strangeness, truth, beauty, color, and flavor. But no matter. If we could get close
enough to these wondrous quarks, they too would melt away. They too would have to give up all pretense of solidity. Even their speed and
relationship would be unclear, leaving them only relationship and pattern of vibration.
edit on 30-10-2012 by Itisnowagain because: (no reason given)