What matter? Does it matter?
We use such concepts as matter, energy, force, time, speed and others to describe processes occurring around us. And these terms seem to perfectly describe and explain all that. But do they really? Do these familiar terms answer the question as to how our world works? No, not in my view. And problems started long ago, ever since the discovery of elementary particles, when it became clear that everything around us was made of uniform micro-pieces of something. What are these pieces? Why are they so weird? Why do they not fit within our usual linear mathematics, where each position of matter can be assigned specific values? These values of time, length, height, etc. are, to us, linear and continuous.
But suddenly, with the discovery of these particles, it became clear that it was a completely different world, uncertain and conditional. There was a gap between concepts. Suddenly we had to live in two completely different worlds with different physics and maths. The differences are so significant that, until now, scientists, physicists and chemists are unable to reconcile these principal distinctions. These attempts of reconciliation happen all the time, but the reality is such that we are living in the world of two physics – micro and medium size physics.
Note that I am talking about the “medium size” physics, the physics of Newton. Why? Because in the middle of the 20th century we, all of a sudden, learned a lot about the world of scale of galaxies and the universe. And this enormous-sized world suddenly also gave us a lot of surprises, when the scientists again tried to fit their knowledge of mid-size physics onto real physics of large masses. Black holes, dark matter, galaxies, gravity, time and distance became new problems. Hunting for new physics and mathematics started again.
Scientists are striving, constantly coming up with new ways of pairing differences, but the differences keep piling up, resulting in even more inexplicable knowledge and data. They invented the Big Bang theory. A brilliant idea, but what about the dark matter which distorts the results of calculations based on that theory?
In my opinion, we have already accumulated enough new information to stop trying to pull our past material knowledge onto something that, in fact, is not material and requires a rethinking of all accepted notions of the world order. The concept of matter can only describe a rather small in-between layer of sizes of the objects present in the universe.
Let’s turn our attention to one very interesting point related to everything existing in this visible world. Here, everything consists of particles combined into known matter – the matter we can only call so at the level of “mid-size” physics. Micro and macro worlds obey their own laws, and these laws we’ll try to explain in the following sections, abandoning the concept of matter and all other fundamental definitions.
In my opinion we have already accumulated enough of new information to stop trying to “pull” our past material knowledge on something that, in fact, is not material and requires a rethinking of all accepted notions of the world order. Using the concept of matter, we can only describe a rather small intermediate layer of sizes of the objects present in the universe.
Let’s turn our attention to one very interesting point related to all that exists in this visible world. All here is composed of particles, which are combined to the known matter, into matter, which we can call so only at the level of the “mid-size” physics. Micro and macro worlds obey their own laws, and these laws we will try to explain in the following sections, abandoning the concept of matter and all other fundamental definitions.