Is it generally assumed that there is a smallest building block of matter? Or is it assumed that there is always a smaller particle within any particle? because i was thinking in my calc 2 class the other day... If you have, say, a water bottle on a table, and you assume that there is always a smaller building block of matter, there are an infinite number of places that the waterbottle can be. So the chances of the water bottle being in any one place is equal to 1/x, where x is the number of possibilites... therefore if there ARE an infinite number of smaller particles matter has a 0% chance of existing in any location. lim(1/x) x[tex]\rightarrow[/tex]inf (not very good with the whole symbols gig) not a 0.0000000001% or something like that, a 0%. so can matter then not exist unless there is a definite smallest building block? if there is, the chances are just one over some very, very, very large number but still exist. Does this say that, unless there is a smallest possible "building block" of matter, matter cannot exist and so everything is in our heads? lol. I dont have any physics backgrounds whatsoever, just thought id get this out there.