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15.12. The strong nuclear force

The quarks have a mass and travel around inside the atomic nucleus like slings within a tiny area, but at the same time, they do not depart.

That is the situation for the quarks, and I assume it must be the same for the minuscule accumulations in the fundamental spacetime pattern.

We don't know this, but I still find it reasonable to assume that the mechanisms and laws we observe in the «large scale» visible nature also apply to things too small to be observed.

So we have a situation, something new, that requires an interpretation and an experience.

What keeps the accumulations in place?

The Experiencer always uses previous knowledge and chooses the concept it already knows that is most similar, just as a yellow apple is also an apple. Either the known concept is adjusted to include the new, or a new concept must be created.

In this case, the Experiencer already knows about «kinetic energy» and the experience of mass. To keep the accumulations in place, kinetic energy in the opposite direction is needed. But this can not be incorporated into the original concept of «kinetic energy». Then the concept would null itself out.

Therefore, a new concept must be created, that which when it comes to the quarks manifest as «the strong nuclear force».

The «feel» is the same as the qualia of kinetic energy – it's a sensation of power, that we all know from many contexts. This force also contributes to the experience of mass through E=mc2 (or m= E/c2, which was Einstein's original way of putting it).

Okay, I'm leaving it there. I do not know enough physics, and we lack empirical data to be able to assume anything with a touch of certainty. These forces must have emerged long, long before the quarks.