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How about a microscopic universe that contains microscopic versions of all life on our current level?

Imagine sub atomic particles that mimic the cosmic solar system or universe but that contain microscopic versions of us?

Maybe the universe is infinite not just on a macrocosmic level but also on a microscopic level.

The more we look outward the farther back in time we see and the closer we look at things on this world the smaller things become and the closer and closer we observe things on the microscopic level, the stranger things appear. are quantum particles also waves?

Water appears liquid but on a molecular level water molecules are separated by empty space, held together by forces of attraction.

Imagine if you will, a microscopic universe inside one particle that is millions of times smaller than the human eye can see and discovering life forms on it. Even if these life forms were not like us but if they did exist it would open up an entirely new chapter in quantum physics as we know it.

It is generally accepted that life exists in our current dimension or universe from a human's vantage point perspective, existing within the gravitational forces of the Earth as a zero point of cosmic reference for all other life said to possibly exist within other solar systems inside the habitable zone. If we can accept this we also must accept microbial life forms that are too small for us to see with the unaided eye. That puts things into a wider parameter. From the smallest known microbial life form to possibly the largest mammal or reptile, in the case of dinosaurs, this provides a large parameter for life to exist in the biological goldilocks zone for life on a planet approximately like earth orbiting a sun approximately like Sol, a yellow dwarf star, and that contains surface liquid water that is mostly within a temperature that is approximately that of this planet.

But it has already been established that super earths much larger than our earth could support life if they could be determined to exist and to be in orbit around a star that provides the right amount of heat. There are many variables that have to be matched to correspond with our idea of an earth like world before absolute confirmation that life could exist and this presupposes the element of life on a microscopic level traveling on an asteroid or a planetary fragment that could live and evolve over millions of years or if worlds like this are already past this point where higher life forms may already be in abundance on the surface of any earth like world that possesses all the earth like attributes and solar system attributes that we now take for granted in our little arm of the milky way galaxy.

Something to think about when you have dinner tonight while watching the evening news.


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MegL wrote on March 9, 2016, 3:34 PM

Yes, I spent many a sleepless hour as a child or teenager pondering that and also whether any other species on earth can talk or be considered as human and how a male fish is categorised as male, when it is the nurturer and similar things. They had been taught to me but I needed to understand them.

lookatdesktop wrote on March 9, 2016, 3:42 PM

Another point I needed to make on my last article. Students can learn how to do things without understanding the principles behind the things they are learning to do in both math and science. They just accept it as the way things are done and that's that.

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MegL wrote on March 9, 2016, 3:52 PM

Yes. In school I learnt a lot of things by rote and it was only much later - much MUCH later in some cases - that I understood!