Never talk to a quantum physicist!
Usually my physicist friends’ conversation goes right over my head – bad enough, but when they really try to explain things, it’s worse.
Last night, Josh explained about quantum foam. How space isn’t infinitely divisible or smooth, but there’s a smallest distance two things can be apart. And that there’s really no reason why time should be different. So there isn’t a smooth timeline, but really a succession of separate moments, like pearls on a string. And we hop from one to another.
Hop? What about the space in between?
I woke with another headache.
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21 thoughts on “The Space in Between”
Really enjoyed this! Liked the imagery – pearls on a string.
Thanks. I enjoyed writing it. So much easier than the last prompt!
Love this. I’m a bit of a science nut, devouring good science programs on tv, but understanding well where the headache comes from.
Thanks. Thinking of the space between moments can be a bit worrying…
That sounds very complicated indeed! No wonder you awoke with a headache!
As I said: never talk to a quantum physicist!
Thanks for commenting.
Gives my head an ache trying to get around that, but cleverly done!
Oooh. Another headache.
Thanks for reading.
how fun! philosophy, Quantum Physics, very intriguing but really, just mysterious and all about your perceptions, hunh? nicely done!
Thanks. It probably is fun if you understand it better, I’m afraid I don’t…
I don’t have dimples, but I smiled and I swear i have them after this story. Delectable.
I’m glad you liked it. Physicists do come up with some crazy ideas, though I’m not sure they would agree with this one. 😉
suggestion for correction:
from:my physicist friends’
to:my physicist friend’s
these apostrophes are quantum foam pearls making hops all over the place”””” 🙂
Thanks for reading carefully.
The change would make it only one physicist friend instead of several. But it’s when they get together that their conversation goes really weird… Enough for the headache, really 🙂
Got it. I now realize and see the “but when they really try to explain things…” I simply took it as Josh.. my bad. Randy
Well, you learn something new every day! I’m not sure I understand the theory but I love the description, it’s very poetic and it really made me think… I feel a headache coming on… 😉
Nor do I understand it. And as a famous physicist said: if you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don’t understand quantum mechanics…
Ah, the joys of wrapping one’s brain around the theoretical and sometimes nonsensical.
I really like the descriptive flow and the way the conversation jumped around while all this was trying to be explained. It felt very real.
Thanks. I’m glad it sounded real, as of course I haven’t a clue about what quantum foam really is…
Nice! Quantum physics – now there’s a guaranteed sure short shot to confusion. An entertaining story.
Thanks. Yeah, I don’t think anyone really understands the quantum stuff.