Science General Discussion

Started by Legend, Sep 02, 2014, 07:17 PM

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the-pi-guy

I should really click this thread more! As a physics student I cried a little reading this. "smallest unit" really doesn't make any sense. You can always go smaller if you had a way to measure that small.
Yeah, but to be fair a lot of small stuff doesn't make any sense. 

Like the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. 

Legend

I should really click this thread more! As a physics student I cried a little reading this. "smallest unit" really doesn't make any sense. You can always go smaller if you had a way to measure that small.
Well it depends on how the universe works. String theory is all about having a fundamental element with nothing smaller than it.

Xevross

Yeah, but to be fair a lot of small stuff doesn't make any sense.  

Like the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.  
Well it kinda makes sense, in that you can understand the explanation of it... but thinking about the universe actually acting that was is super weird. Small stuff is super odd to be sure.

Well it depends on how the universe works. String theory is all about having a fundamental element with nothing smaller than it.
I really don't know much about string theory. There's a lot of odd theories out there.

the-pi-guy

Well it depends on how the universe works. String theory is all about having a fundamental element with nothing smaller than it.
*Finds out this is also a common misconception*

Legend

Well it kinda makes sense, in that you can understand the explanation of it... but thinking about the universe actually acting that was is super weird. Small stuff is super odd to be sure.
I really don't know much about string theory. There's a lot of odd theories out there.
String theory is in a weird spot. Mathematically it's an awesome theory but so far it hasn't made any predictions that we could test. If it was really how the universe worked, you'd think after all this time it'd at least have some supporting evidence.

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