After entering the technological age, human beings only knew the macro world from the beginning, but gradually realized the existence of the micro world. The world we see and touch with our eyes is the macro world and things that everyone knows. In fact, behind the macro world is a micro world that we can’t see and touch with the naked eye.
The cognition of the micro-world has actually been discovered by wise men as early as ancient times. For example, there is a sentence in the Buddhist scriptures: “One flower, one world, one leaf and one bodhi.” From the literal simple understanding, there is a world in each flower, and a world in each leaf. Of course, this sentence is not understood in the Buddhist language. It refers to a change in a person’s mentality. If there is nothing in his mind, his mind is pure. You can spend one world. Through these, one flower and one grass is the whole world, and the whole world is empty as a flower, and a person’s mind can accommodate hundreds of rivers and accommodate others.
In the eyes of the ancients, a flower and a leaf have a world, and it is obvious that people think that is nonsense. How can there be a world in a small flower? But this kind of cognition became the truth after mankind entered the age of science and technology. After mankind invented the microscope and magnified a small thing many times, we did see the world in the flower and the world in the leaf.
Once a scientist magnified a small grain of sand hundreds of times, and found that the unremarkable exterior of the sand, but the inner world is so dazzling and dazzling. Each grain of sand has a different style inside, and the internal world of sand in different places is also very different.
Through the continuous observation of the microscope, we have discovered that there is a wonderful world inside a lot of originally inconspicuous substances. And as we continue to magnify the magnification of the microscope, the microscopic world we see will also change greatly. With the continuous improvement of our understanding of the universe, some scientists believe that the universe is actually all around us, and each atom becomes a universe after being enlarged.
How can the interior of a tiny atom compare with the vast universe? Although this may sound absurd, there are traces to follow. As we all know, the stars and galaxies in the universe are all rotating around the moment, the moon revolves around the earth, the earth revolves around the sun, and the solar system revolves around the center of the Milky Way. The Milky Way is also not static, it is also revolving around the larger cosmic structure.
The basic condition for the rotation of a stellar body is gravity. An object with a high gravitational attraction will attract an object with a small gravitational attraction to rotate around it. In the interior of an atom, neutrons and protons are also rotating around the nucleus. How does this basic law correspond to the movement of stars in the universe? The similarity.
Perhaps in our eyes, the world of atoms is very small, thinking that the macro and micro are different worlds, but in the eyes of scientists, the end of the macro is the micro, and the end of the micro is also the macro. It may be difficult for many people to understand this. Let’s take the vast universe as an example. The earth is the home of mankind, and it is only a tiny planet relative to the solar system.
The solar system is about 2 light-years in diameter, but facing the Milky Way with a diameter of 100,000 light-years, it is also very small. Outside the Milky Way, there is a larger Virgo Supercluster with a diameter of hundreds of millions of light-years, and the Milky Way is just a grain of dust in front of it. The Virgo Supercluster has an even greater cosmic scale above it. The current observable universe of mankind reaches 93 billion light-years.
If we narrow the observable universe to the size of the solar system, then what is the earth in it? It may be just equivalent to a small proton or electron. The earth is as small as an electron or a proton in front of the entire universe. In this way, the macroscopic end of our universe is also the microscopic.
We can think of this universe as a world with atoms magnified countless times, and each galaxy, planet, etc. are all smaller particles in this atom, and they rotate together around the center of the universe.
Of course, this is a result presented when we shrink the universe to only the size of the solar system. However, in the real world, if we want to study and explore the mysteries of the microcosm, we need to magnify the microscope to many times. Someone asked the question: If the microscope is magnified to 4 billion times, what will we see?
4 billion times is definitely a very large multiple, and the most powerful scanning tunnel electron microscope of human beings can only magnify objects to 1 billion times. At this time, we have been able to see the surface of the atom more clearly, and if it is magnified 4 billion times, we can see the real inner world of the atom.
At this time, you will see a wonderful world, and you will see electrons, which revolve around the nucleus at high speed like the earth revolves around the sun. Here you see the operating law inside the atom, how similar it is to the operating law of the universe. The greater the magnification of the microscope, the clearer the inner world of the particles can be seen, and the rules for seeing are also obvious.
A magnification of 4 billion times may also allow us to see smaller quark particles. Of course, it is not the goal of scientists to see these. Scientists are more hopeful that they can discover the mysteries of the universe through the laws of motion between particles, so that Human civilization is upgraded to advanced civilization.
Of course, 4 billion times is not enough to allow us to fully see the micro world, it can only allow us to see a small part, to pry into a part of the mystery of the micro world. To truly explore and understand the mystery of the microcosm, a larger multiple may be needed, such as 400 billion times or even 40 billion times. However, for human beings to reach such a height, it will take a longer time for technological development.
In any case, with the help of the microscope, we have initially learned the existence of the micro world and the connection between it and the macro world. It can be said that in the future, if we want to crack the ultimate mystery of the universe, we may eventually need to focus on the exploration of the microcosm. It is difficult for mankind’s current technology to enter the micro world, but in the future, after we have more powerful technology equipment, walking into the micro world may no longer be a dream.
By exploring the microcosm and changing some of the rules of the microcosm through technology, we can have a clearer understanding of various material rules. If the end of the microcosm is the macrocosm, then after we truly understand the microcosm, we may truly discover all the mysteries of the macrocosm. At that time, even if human beings did not have the ability to travel throughout the universe, we had already become an advanced civilization and had a clear understanding of the various rules of the universe.