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The property of impenetrability

  1. Aug 5, 2008 #1
    From wikipedia:
    In metaphysics, impenetrability is the name given to that quality of matter whereby two bodies cannot occupy the same space at the same time. The philosopher John Toland argued that impenetrability and extension were sufficient to define matter, a contention strongly disputed by Gottfried Wilhelm Von Leibniz.

    Has impenetrability been studied for particles???
    Can anyone please give me some links on this subject???
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  3. Aug 5, 2008 #2
    woa... no replies...
  4. Aug 5, 2008 #3


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    You might want to post this in the quantum physics forum instead, although some people might be turned off by the philosophical implications of this.
  5. Aug 6, 2008 #4
    Where should I post it if I have some theories of my own???
  6. Aug 6, 2008 #5

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    Personal theories are not to be posted in the main forums. However, we do have an Independent Research forum where you may submit your work if it meets our Independent Research Guidelines.

    Please refer to the https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=5374" for a full explanation of our rules; note especially the section on "Overly Speculative Posts".
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  7. Aug 6, 2008 #6


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    Note also that metaphysics isn't physics.
  8. Aug 6, 2008 #7
    Thanks DOC AI...

    Russ, yea i know the difference ;)
    I have some thoughts on impenetrability but they are more into physics than metaphysics... I am preparing a paper of that and hope to get some opinions on that from PF...
  9. Aug 7, 2008 #8

    I apologize for my ignorance in this matter, but looking in the net I found this article. If you are student in some University I am pretty sure you could get it for free. Maybe this link could help you:


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