My latest thoughts about the life, universe and everything has brought me to this scenario: [in a stars core, but a perfect thought situation, for the sake of illustration] there is a proton, electron and proton on one line in this particular sequence. I think, that the electron, witch has the same strength, but opposite charge as proton (I believe. If not, then we can use different proportions of particles in this scenario) should effectively cancel out the repulsive forces between the two protons and allow them to come within the range of each others week nuclear force.. A star is a very hot plasma, full with semi-free-floating electrons and protons, so this scenario should happen every once and then. If my reasoning is correct, then there are two questions from me: 1. Is this effect taken in to calculations of nuclear fusion and processed in a star? 2. Could this effect be what we think is quantum tunneling? The reason why stars can shine with and temperature that would not otherwise allow nuclear fusion to occur. If my reasoning is wrong, then.... then there is a void inside me, witch needs to be filled and enlightened.