Ross Tessien answers to Neil
>Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 08:41:37 -0700
>From: Ross Tessien <rtessien@...>
>At 10:56 AM 6/16/01 +0900, you wrote:
>>How do you explain that protons can pass through one another:
>>But, for example, it is already well known
>>that two protons spinning in anti-parallel
>>on a collision course, will pass clean through
>>each other without interacting!
>To my knowledge, this is incorrect and does not happen. Protons neutrons
>etc collide. The question is how often and how large their cross sections
>are. A proton can pass clean through **atoms**, but not through another
>proton. Atoms, are nearly all empty space. Diameter of nucleus to
>diameter of atoms is a ratio of 10,000.
>So, it isn't observed or possible according to present experiments and theory.
>In wave mechanics, the wave energy far from the focus can easily pass
>through one another, and does as two protons pass nearby. That they could
>continue in spite of a direct collision would be conceivable in the sense
>that the focus would be destroyed as they passed through.........it would
>be a jumbled mess...............then, after passing
>through,.........because the majority of the wave energy isn't at the focal
>point the protons would be re formed again.
>Go to the bath tub, and fill and drain the water. Spin the water as it is
>draining and form a strong vortex. Once formed, with your hand, wipe the
>water and vortex around the drain away........quickly......... and then
>remove your hand and watch as the vortex forms again.
>Same thing. If you are confused by a particle "not interacting" what
>really had to happen was an interaction and reformation.
>But, I am not saying that this happens as I think you are incorrect in
>asserting that this happens in the laboratory. It sounds like an error
>that someone in the weird groups made that is being propagated, rather than
>>How is that possible?
>>Yet, it happens...
>>And you missed my comment at the bottom.
>>I thought you'd like it!
>Cute. I'll avoid making any glass of the earth.
>NOTE my new Email address: rtessien@...