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

Hara Ra (
Tue, 23 Jun 1998 00:44:44 -0700

... and little fleas have even smaller fleas,
and so on ad infinitum...

So, sub quarks will be smaller, and more massive.
and sub sub quarks heavier still, till

has the mass of the entire universe....

>> 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?

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