From Scott’s profile:
What would happen if an irresistable force (i.e. a cannonball that connot be stopped by anything) met an immovable object (i.e. a wall that cannot be moved by anything)?
This sparked an interesting conversation:
- Minh Nguyễn
- What would happen? Instant anhilliation. Case in point: when hydrogen and antihydrogen collide, they anhilliate each other, leaving only photons (light) and pions (the lightest type of meson) in their wake.
- Scott Feister
- Ah, I think you overlooked a key paradox.
- Nothing would happen because the situation is impossible.
- But antimatter is a paradox.
- The terms irresistable force and immovable object cannot coexist.
- Antimatter is, in a sense, existing matter, yet, in another sense, is the absence of matter — in fact, its exact opposite.
- Dark matter.
- Not necessarily, although that is one explanation.
- You could also view antimatter as matter, just with a negative mass. But that brings us back to the beginning.
- Don’t you just love physics? Or, should I say, antiphysics?
- Actually I’m thinking of going into something science.
Given, I’m not the expert on antimatter. But I do think that it would be the solution to the paradox.