The Electron

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BBC Radio 4, for those who can listen: In Our Time: The Electron with Melvyn Bragg.

Two delightful moments:
Melvyn: "Can you explain that in a way a human being can understand it?"
"No."

And a paraphrase in discussing the internal nature and make-up of an electron and further sub-atomic particles:
"These models are very useful in helping us, and they work, but they're not true, it's as close as we can get ..."
And I thought ... We could be talking about the Trinity!
 

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Melvin Bragg is a Chrisn advocate. Rather than saying that he cannot explain an electron to a human, he should have explained what 'he' understand of an electron. Of course, there are things which we do not know, but there are things that we know too. Wikipedia does a better job of it. :)
 

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