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Large Scale <> Small Scale failure of intuition. 
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Dec2412, 01:38 PM

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If at very large scales of matter our intuitive logic fails to explain it (Black Holes) and at very small scales of matter untuition again fails (Quantum effects) then is there a connection between those two groups of phenomena?



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Dec2412, 02:29 PM

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part of superstring theory talks about r and 1/r dimensions ie as one dimension gets larger the other gets smaller as in r and 1/r . So one would double in size and the other would 1/2 in size.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstring_theory see the extra dimensions section of the wiki article 


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Dec2412, 02:34 PM

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Part of the problem of explaining what goes on inside black holes is the fact that quantum theory and general relativity must be used together and they don't mesh.



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Dec2412, 03:06 PM

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Large Scale <> Small Scale failure of intuition.
Now I wonder that since black holes create quantum considerations, why don't a small number of particles that just happen to be very condensed create general relativity sensitivities?



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Dec2512, 02:47 PM

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Dec2512, 04:08 PM

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The only connection is that your intuition is built on experiences with objects of a certain range of sizes traveling with a certain range of velocities. The farther you get from this, the worse your intuition gets.



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