I am not a physicist by trade nor do I have any experience other than what I've read over the past few years. I once read a book by Stephen Hawking or Michio Kaku (or maybe Brian Green, I can't remember) in which they said something to the effect of "even if we had the technology to see down to the plank scale, we still would not be able to see atoms or particles, because they don't exist! They are zero dimensional points in space" That has perplexed me since I read it. I get the problem with using conventional microscopy, I know we've made progress with electron microscopy and other advances in the field, but for a such a renown physicist (who, I thought, don't believe in words like "never" and "cannot") to say never kind of shocked me. How can something have such a fundamental impact on life, matter, and everything else that exists in the Universe, yet not really be real? How can something be zero dimensional? To give some insight to the reader who will hopefully educate me, I'm familiar with most physics and quantum terminology. For the most part I understand quantum entanglement, Schrodinger's Wave function and particle-wave duality. I can grasp the collapsing of a wave functions, and the uncertainty principle and holographic principles. I've read about the standard model, the problems reconciling quantum mechanics and the theories of Relativity, as well as the promise and problems behind String Theory. I'm just now diving into Loop Quantum Gravity, so well see where Carlo Rovelli takes me in the coming days. I just don't do mathematics (unfortunately, not everyone was gifted with the ability - I'm in the process of learning, but Michael Faraday gives me some hope :). So, if someone would be so kind, how can something interact with every-day life; we collide them into each other, we isolate single atoms of the elements and use them to make time crystals; we bombard elements with neutrons to induce radioactivity. So, HOW, IF YOU'D BE SO KIND, CAN SOMETHING BE ZERO DIMENSIONAL! HOW CAN SOMEONE SAY WE'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO SEE THEM BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT THERE???