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Mozart

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I started thinking about what he said, and I rememberd hearing one of my Science teachers 2 years ago saying atoms are 99% empty (I don't know if this is true or not I may have rememberd wrong). I was also thinking about how matter isn't continuous and it contains gaps. So what is in my head is the following. Imagine each period is a single atom

Finger----> . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Table ------> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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So by looking at that very awkward depiction of atoms it seems that there is a chance that your finger will go through the table. Maybe it will go through until it becomes blocked by other atoms. So is this a proper way to think about the chances of matter going right through matter? Oh, and what about the electrons? Is it because they are bosons that they just pass right through each other without disturbing its orbital path?