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Subject:  Re: Guess Who's Back? Date:  2/17/2013  4:49 PM
Author:  Art53 Number:  671949 of 744743

"Those are perfectly legitimate questions. Who says there was any 'stuff' before the Big Bang?
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Who is claiming 'stuff' was 'just there'?
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Nobody that I'm aware of." - feedmenowhuman

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"Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real." - Niels Bohr, one of the founders of modern quantum physics

Just for the record there is no "stuff." There are only forces that give the illusion of 'stuff'. Atoms are mostly ghostly empty space, 99.9999999% empty space to be exact. If an atom were the size of the Empire State Building the nucleus would be the size of a grain of rice and the electrons little more than clouds swirling around the outside. And the sub atomic particles themselves are hardly like anything we've come to know as matter, more like swirling eddies in a stream than a rock or a BB.

Art
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