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Single Idea 21164

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 4. Standard Model / b. Standard model]

Full Idea

Why do the proton and electron charges mirror each other so perfectly when they are such different particles?

Gist of Idea

Why do the charges of the very different proton and electron perfectly match up?


New Scientist writers (Why the Universe Exists [2017], 04)

A Reaction

We seem to have reached a common stage in science, where we have a wonderful descriptive model (the Standard Model), but we cannot explain why what is modelled is the way it is.

Book Reference

New Scientist writers: 'Why the Universe Exists' [John Murray 2017], p.81