How does an atoms "life" end?


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Malverin
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The Sun is said to be yellow because we have rough names for all the colours we perceive. Because of our crude sense of light wavelengths we cannot do spectrometric analyse of the light we see. Colour is a matter of psychophysics and not Physics. You could find out about the tristimulus theory of colour vision and find out how it works. (It is not as simple as you may think.) It will not actually tell you 'why', though, but 'how'.

If you have read about QM and how the basics are derived then you must know that there is no answer to the 'why' question. In fact there is no askable 'why' question in QM. There are only connective relationships between quantities.
You may need to put more personal effort into this, rather than expecting someone else to flick a switch of understanding in your brain at your present state of knowledge. This is usually the way, I'm afraid.
Don't ask 'why' . Interesting advice

Ok, I will read more and hope that understanding will come to me.
Thank you all for your answers and patience.
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Everyone believes Richard Feinman and here is what he has to say about asking 'why'.
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Everyone believes Richard Feinman and here is what he has to say about asking 'why'.
He says, that 'Why?' always brings many other 'whys' with it self.
And your knowledge and understanding, deppends on how many of this 'whys' you can answer.
So 'Why' is maybe the most important question you can ask, because it's answers, expand your knowledge and understanding
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Oh yes. 'Why' is ok to ask as long as you don't expect a definitive answer.
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He says, that 'Why?' always brings many other 'whys' with it self.
And your knowledge and understanding, deppends on how many of this 'whys' you can answer.
So 'Why' is maybe the most important question you can ask, because it's answers, expand your knowledge and understanding
It might be important, but it's not science: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TI1M3abAM8


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