Investigating The True Seven Wonders of the World 5: Matter

The Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon… the seven wonders of the world as they are commonly known, are truly mysterious. But are they so mysterious that science cannot explain them at all? When I think about it, I think there is a much bigger wonder in this world.

Therefore, I investigated the “Seven Wonders of the Real World” that have not been elucidated scientifically but definitely exist.

To this wonder, by the way, there is no answer. Not even a hypothesis. It’s such a mystery that you can’t even formulate a hypothesis. But these mysteries really exist ! That’s why the real Seven Wonders of this world are really amazing!

The True Seven Wonders of the World 5: Matter

What is ‘matter’?
What do you think matter is? Can you answer that?

This time, the mystery is matter.

In order to know what matter is, if we know what the smallest constituent unit of matter is, the mystery seems to be solved.

Let’s dig into it little by little.

First of all, our human bodies are also made of matter.

Human beings are made up of cells.

Cells are made up of molecules.

Molecules are composed of atoms.

In the old days, it was believed that the atom was the smallest building block of matter, but it was not.

An atom is composed of protons, neutrons and electrons.

In addition, “protons” and “neutrons” are composed of quarks.

Currently, these elementary particles called electrons and quarks are considered to be the smallest units of matter.

The size of elementary particles is not known, and there is a theory that they have no size (point particles) and a theory that they are very small and have a certain size.

Furthermore, in superstring theory, all elementary particles are considered to be vibrating strings with a finite size.

I see!! … I don’t think so.

If an elementary particle has a finite size, it seems that there must be something that constitutes the elementary particle. Also, even if there is the smallest elementary particle, what is the object that constitutes it?

I can’t explain it well, but even if there is a smallest elementary particle, if you hollow out the elementary particle in a space of smaller size, what is the space filled with? This begs the question.

In that case, I think it is possible to think that elementary particles have no size or that they are the vibrational state of strings, but I feel that we are pursuing theories that explain phenomena and abandon thinking about “what matter is”.

“What ‘matter’ is” is such a mystery that we do not know at all.

We don’t even know what our bodies are made of. “What ‘matter’ is” is the greatest mystery that we have around us.

P.S. As an aside, it seems that there is such a thing as antimatter.

Antimatter is not imaginary, it is electrons and protons with opposite charges (positive and negative). I think the name antimatter is just misleading and antimatter is matter, too.

What is strange is that when this matter and antimatter collide, it disappears and energy is generated.

Yeah? What is energy? Some people say that “light is generated”, so I wonder if it is about light. That? What is light? As for the light, I would like to make it another mystery.

By the way, when the universe was born, there was a large amount of matter and antimatter, but most of them collided and disappeared. And it seems that the antimatter has almost disappeared, and a little matter remains.

Why did only matter remain? This is because matter and antimatter are not symmetric when it comes to annihilation, and for some reason “matter is only slightly longer than the lifetime of antimatter.”

This difference is called “CP symmetry breaking”.

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