Re: Turtles, turtles, turtles... (was Re: Creationists)

Bryan Moss (
Mon, 22 Jun 1998 21:13:06 +0100

Jeff Fabijanic wrote:

> However, it is worth pointing out that even
> in modern physics, we seem to have
> infinitely-regressing-turtle-like situations,
> eg the apparently always receding "smallest
> things". First we thought it was gross
> elements, then atoms, then subatomic
> particles (mesons, leptons etc), and now even
> these themselves appear to be composed of yet
> smaller elements - the quarks. I for one,
> would not be suprised to hear scientists
> speak of even more fundamental
> objects/concepts of reality. It certainly
> seems sometimes as though the grain of the
> universe is always just small enough for us
> to barely make out, but when our "eyes" get
> better we see that the grain is finer still.

I recently heard that scientists somewhere have
found that quarks have a structure of some kind.
Does anyone have information on this?

Bryan Moss