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QUANTUM MELODY -- James Ph.Kotsybar

Below subatomic, the particles slip through Heisenberg’s uncertainty nets. They cannot even be called articles; they’re just mathematical epithets. Though we may say they have up or down spins (we may even find them charming or strange), l ike angels that dance on the heads of pins, it takes metaphysics to find their range. They have no shape we can define, except as bleary fields of energy. Until we measure them, there’s no place where they’re kept; their locus is totally vibratile. They pluck at space like an instrument string, at this scale. Quark! The hadron angels sing!

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