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Old 09-04-2003, 08:08 PM
Ian Bland
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I'm purely a layman who's read the usual popular science books, and I've
often wondered if there's much consideration of what quark color and flavor
actually *are*, in the sense of being more than just a notation. I'm aware
that this may well be a meaningless question like trying to describe rivets
in terms of battleships, but it's just one of those things that keeps me
awake nights

It seems kind of suspect that these things seem to come in threes; three
quark colors, three generations of particles, and my own (now I admit this
is a stupid idea by somebody unqualified and ignorant, okay) favourite idea
is that maybe it has something to do with the fact that we live in a
universe that has 3 dimensions (plus that time one). Perhaps the d quark is
a 1 dimensional object; the u quark 2, the electron 3 and the neutrino has
none at all, so the latter 2 are "allowed out" into 3 dimensional space
whereas the quarks are bound because they would, isolated, be effectively a
kind of defect in space. I really must write that into a science fiction
novel some time

Okay, enough foolish speculation; is there any serious speculation about
what causes quark color? Please excuse my ignorance here, I'm merely asking
out of unmerited fascination. I blame the popular science publishers, me.

One other question; why are so many people apparently so desperate to
"disprove" and slander Einstein? What has the poor guy ever done to deserve
the fury I see against him on these newsgroups?

Ian


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Old 09-07-2003, 12:04 AM
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"Prai Jei" <[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote in message
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<snip repost>


Yep, PJ, it's turtles all the way down...


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Old 09-07-2003, 07:13 AM
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"Ian Bland" <[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote in message news:<hXM5b.946$[Only registered users see links. ]>...


As far as I know, these are only notations for differences between the
quarks. I have sometimes speculated that since this theory was
developed in the 60's, lots of acid tripping grad students were seeing
colors in just about everything! Amidst such musings as "the color of
time", they thought, why not the color of quarks?




There is one individual, who posts here so often and under so many
pseudonyms, that you might get the impression that he's a lot of
people trying to disprove Einstein, but he's just trying to sell his
book.

Double-A
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Old 09-07-2003, 06:36 PM
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And up...


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Old 09-07-2003, 06:37 PM
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Are you the same Double-A that had a CC with Gasm in Brian Aldiss' novella
"Shards"? : )


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Old 09-07-2003, 09:23 PM
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"Prai Jei" <[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote in message
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levels of

No, it's pizzas all the way up.. turtles down, pizzas up, got it?

8 )


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Old 09-07-2003, 11:11 PM
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No.

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