Does anyone really know what an electron is made of? Theoreticly it can't be broken down so there is nothing to make it out of. Logic says it must have an origin and if it does then there must be something to create it from. Even if there were you would have to reach a point of infintesimal matter where there is nothing to support so small a structure. The same thing can be said of energy. It can be measured but not identified as a thing. The Aether and dark energy explains this phenomenom to some extent but not fully. Matter can be converted into energy and vice versa so there must be a connection. I think, and don't hesitate to squelch me if I'm terribly wrong, but I think they are fundimentally the same thing. Matter is vastly more dense then energy and even the tiniest amounts of matter hold enormious energy potential. Matter simply could be a stable, relitevly unmoving, state of energy. If the universe is blanketed in dark energy could not the fluctuating fields of this energy have a similar effect as a black hole and collapse in on itself, forming a sud-atomic particle of matter? This could explain vacum matter, along with other various phenomenons. Matter can be thought of as energy incarnate, to put it very crudely. Please tell me what you think of this? PLease!