I recently read in a book by Deepak Chopra that the human body is actually 99.9999% empty space... Is that true?
Well, it depends on what are u looking for... I read the last one many years ago and I found it... funny... but since I have my spirituality satisfied I have nothing to do with these books...Originally posted by Inquiring_Mike
So, did you like his books? Are they worth while?
Originally posted by FZ+
Depends on what you mean by empty space of course. With QM, what we think of as "empty" space is far from empty.
yeah... I know the Casimir effect... and since it doesn't depend on mass is impossible make a relation between gravity... but since they couldn't compare them experimentally, we only have the theory, that is not so developed due to its "youth" and to the less people that has worked on it (if we compare with other physical phenomenas)...Originally posted by selfAdjoint
No, they ruled out gravity as the cause of the Casimir effect. The effect has all the earmarks of being just what Hendrik Casimir hypothesiszed, a difference in wave pressure from the virtual particles in the vacuum, due to the fact that those outside the plates could have arbitrarily long wave lengths, while those between the plates were limited in wave length by the spacing of the plates. So there were more particles outside than inside, which led to a pressure on the plates.