thats right, don those tin foil hats its time for a wacky theory.
This is something i have thought about before but admittedly it is pretty out there and crazy.
We all know about atoms, they make up everything from cheese to blue whales and consist of electrons whizzing around a nucleus, much like the planets of our solar system orbiting the sun.
Well, what if our solar system is an atom but on a much larger scale? Along side other solar systems in the universe perhaps we are the building blocks of some unimaginably massive being such as a god or goddess!
Is there any evidence for this? not that i could find!
Is it completely mental? yes!
Do I truly believe it? no, but it is fun to think about :p
feel free to discus, but bear in mind this is all for fun.
Most Helpful Girl
What is your scientific background? This sounds like something from Horton Hears A Who.
If your really interested in Astrophysics read Brian Greene's novels which explains many theories in languGe anyone can understand. Start with The Elelgant Universe.
Of course our little system is just a speck of dust but it gets so much better than that. Other dimensions and so on... Best0
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Most Helpful Guy
No, in the way you've described it, it's impossible. There is such a hypothesis (not theory, please don't confuse the two) but it talks about the whole universe, not our solar system. Our solar system is tiny (on an astronomical scale) and we know it relatively well. It clearly doesn't behave like an atom towards other solar systems, which makes your assumption impossible (or at least highly unlikely). Also, it's extremely unlikely that the universe is an atom because it is structured very differently from an atom. For example the universe doesn't have a core made of anything resembling protons and neutrons.
Now, having cleared up these misunderstandings, it is of course possible that our universe could be a subatomic particle (smaller than a quark and one we haven't yet discovered) of a much larger entity. It's unlikely but certainly possible.0