Can science today create a truly "empty" space?
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13-02-2013, 12:49 PM
Can science today create a truly "empty" space?
My understanding is that you can remove all matter from a space, and shield it from radiation/energy. But particles (100% verified? name?) constantly pop in and out of existence, and so a truly empty space doesn't exist in our visible universe.
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13-02-2013, 01:20 PM
RE: Can science today create a truly "empty" space?
Your talking about Virtual Particles. They appear to be certain that they are the cause of the Casimir effect which is tested in space. so I would say no, we can not create a truly empty space. However I would like to see my opinion proven wrong.

Scientifically illiterate people tend to say, and I have had this said to me on youtube...

"well it's called a VIRTUAL particle, so it doesn't exist"

No, the name is misleading. A more suitable name would be Temporary or Temporal particles.

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14-02-2013, 07:55 AM
RE: Can science today create a truly "empty" space?
(13-02-2013 01:20 PM)Aspchizo Wrote:  Scientifically illiterate people tend to say, and I have had this said to me on youtube...

"well it's called a VIRTUAL particle, so it doesn't exist"

No, the name is misleading. A more suitable name would be Temporary or Temporal particles.
The religious are incredibly good at believing that they get to redefine what scientists really mean when they say things. To many religious, any word
means whatever they want it to mean at any particular moment if it helps sustain the state of denial they live in, kinda like their books.
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14-02-2013, 08:37 AM
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