The Space in Between

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”

    1. 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 🙂

    1. Nor do I understand it. And as a famous physicist said: if you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don’t understand quantum mechanics…

  1. 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.
    Well done!

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