Shrinking Protons?

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Friends,

I came across an old (2010) "U" Tube video. It said that recent studies indicated that Protons may actually be about 4% smaller than previously thought.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnnnJlXvwN8&list=UUvBqzzvUBLCs8Y7Axb-jZew

{Anyone know whether this has been corroborated or disproven?}

Just for phun:

Suppose that the old measurement was correct, but that Protons are actually getting smaller. What are the larger implications?

Cases:

A.} It was a one-time-only event.

B.} Protons (and presumably other subatomic particles) oscillate in size, but within relatively narrow limits.

C.} Protons continue to get ever smaller

Also,

D.} What if there are Entanglement Phenomena? {i.e. Protons all over the Universe shrink or grow simultaneously.} What would this imply?

I just wondered if there would be any interesting, calculable and knowable consequences for any of these cases.

{Y'all don't mind me spelling it "Phun" do you? I use that to mean the enjoyment of contemplating hypothetical situations.}

Thanks.


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Drakkith
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Sorry, speculation such as this is not permissible per PF rules. Please stick to questions about mainstream science, not what-ifs that require changing the known laws of nature. Thread locked.
 

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