« on: 27/07/2021 22:04:20 »
Atoms have no clear definition for many reasons but the radius of an atom is one thing that doesn't seem to be well defined. It's hard, if not impossible, to say where an electron cloud ends.
This is going to sound really stupid and like I'm working really hard to cling onto something. But you did mean doesn't not does here right? You do mean it's hard, near impossible for atoms to be defined by science right?
It's just that, normally in this kind of situation, a person would make a statement and then use "BUT" to set up the explanation of a difference, opposition or exception.
Example "One by one the lands of Middle Earth fell to the power of the ring BUT there were some who resisted." You seem to be saying "Atoms can't be easily defined if at all BUT atoms can't be easily defined if at all."
I suppose I'm just so used to this device being used that I thought that, by talking about atoms being difficult to define then adding the word "BUT" you are making a statement going in the other direction.
By the way, I'd like to say I like your posts. I've been on several forums like this and not met many who have the open-mindedness to talk about how many grey areas there are in science.