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04-13-2011, 06:31 PM
Can energy be turned into matter? Theoretically, yes, but if proven, do you think it would become practical, if at all?
Do you contradict the theory with one of your own?
Here you can discuss that very such thing.
Twilit Lion (Leo)
04-13-2011, 06:43 PM
Eh not sure if it would be practical but I think it'd be pretty sweet if it were proven.
04-14-2011, 12:48 AM
Yes energy can be turned into matter. However, theoretically, the particles in which energy forms into matter is not actually 'matter' so to speak they are very small subatomic particles which do not (entirely) consitute to s atom itself. This can be proven.
Theoretically, the collision of two certain particles (I can't remember which one exactly) can obtain new particles which can be what we could call transformed 'matter'. The size however is the problem - to get matter we know today (the structures of atoms and molecules.
Here, mass is the problem as it is difficult to define matter to which we covert energy particles to matter. With this fundamental problem, to create matter by energy will require (without any doubt) a enormous amount of energy and a very large machine to create matter in this way - if possible.
Thus, is it pracatical? No, it is not. The amount of energy require to produce matter is in itself a problem. The energy used will be wasted without providing any significant result or even usefulness.
I'm not a scientist or a physicist to actually have a theory of my own. So I can't answer your second particular question "to contradict" it.
However, there is a theory in which I want to present - the big bang theory and the creation of life (earth and our solar system etc.). Firstly, I would like to begin with Einstein's final moments. We all know his famous equation E = mc2 in his death bed and final moments/years Einstein attempted to use E = mc2 to locate the origin of man and the creation of the universe as we know it. Obviously, a difficult task however the crucial point here (ignoring the rest - I don't want to go through his entire work it will be useless to this topic) the energy that the big bang released formed the foundation of what Einstein believed to be 'matter' (in which can be recreated and transformed). As pointed above a enormous amount of energy is reuqired to create matter. Einstein, using his equation supposed that the process can be reversed. The massive amount of energy released from the big bang forced particles (energy) into a violent collision path. Hence, over a period of time matter can be formed. Through the concentration of energy followed by an eruptive release.
Please correct me if I am wrong with any of the above remarks. Again this topic isn't one of my strength.
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