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What if

  1. Dec 21, 2003 #1
    What if all particles were not moving but standing still. What would it be like then? If it was so on the quantum level would that affect the way we experience the world?
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  3. Dec 21, 2003 #2
    Standing still relative to what exactly?

    If all particles were motionless in space-time, I don't think gravity would work anymore. If everything were static, it wouldn't matter if space-time was curved or not, nothing would be moving to follow the curvatures so curved space-time would have no effect. As far as other implications, I'm not really sure.
  4. Dec 21, 2003 #3
    Werner Heisenberg would not be pleased.

  5. Dec 21, 2003 #4
    Are you certain of that?
  6. Dec 22, 2003 #5
    If all particles were standing still you'd be dead. But if there was some way of you and I and everyone surviving this and observe the universe at a standstill, we'd be bored out of our skulls and have to watch re-runs of Sponge Bob for entertainment.
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