Poll: Favorite Subatomic Particle
danced with Lazlo · 14 years, 4 months ago
No, but I've read The Jew in the Lotus and I've read The Quark and the Jaguar...
Talcott · 14 years, 4 months ago
I realized as I voted on my own poll that strings might not count as particles.
*sigh* There go my hopes of becoming a world-class physicist by 25.
Depends on how you're meaning.
They're considered a different model than point-particles.
ETA: That is, I think so. Brain is melty. And it's been too long since I saw that show on string theory.
For all I know they're the disowned party-children of physics now.
I wouldn't count them as particles, they are an alternative to particles as the basic building block of matter.
When I first saw this poll my reaction was: "I don't remember submitting this?" It is certainly my kind of poll.
I voted for quarks but I really have a soft spot for leptons.
lawrence · 14 years, 4 months ago
See, I thought that at first, too, but then I realised that the spelling and capitalisation were consistent. :)
Samantha · 14 years, 4 months ago
as far as I'm concerned, the basic structure of the K-Mart corporation is set up with 4 molecules.
The last being the strongest of the four.
One of the great stupid lines in a science fiction film was in This Island Earth. A scientist talking about the lab's cat said:
"We call him neutron because he's so positive."
This Island Earth was the filmed turned into the MST 3K film and they didn't riff on that at all. I think the scene might have been cut.
Phoenix · 14 years, 4 months ago
What does a Ferengi do with all these subatomic particles? *runs*
And btw - I think an electron is way too mainstream - I go for a positron...
Zach · 14 years, 4 months ago
> What does a Ferengi do with all these subatomic particles?
Damn, you beat me to it.
Bender · 14 years, 4 months ago
I've been fond of those strings ever since I saw the Nova about string theory.
String theory is the theory of the future:
Always has been, always will be.
sheryls · 14 years, 4 months ago
THANK YOU FOR GETTING "SMALLEST THING KNOWN TO MAN" IN MY HEAD.
Well I didn't have Particle Man stuck in my head before now. But then you went and mentioned having things in your head.
Oh well. *hums along*
The real question is what is your favorite Quark.
When the last two were just theorized not observed tehy were sometimes called truth and beauty, those were better names.
iPauley · 14 years, 4 months ago
Made for a pretty amusing high school principal on Buffy, too. :-P
It's that sort of wooley-headed liberal thinking that leads to being eaten. *nodnod*
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