Why It's Unreliable to Say that “Seeing Is Believing”
(Minghui.org) There is a saying, “seeing is believing.” Some people believe whatever they can see with their own eyes, and doubt everything else.
We know that human cells are composed of countless molecules, which are composed of smaller particles like atoms. The structures of these atoms are comprised of electrons and nuclei.
Imagine that there was a microscope that could help us see the structure of atoms. If this were true, then how big would the gap between electrons and nuclei be?
According to a September 23, 2016, article titled “99.9999999% of your body is empty space” in the Business Insider, the gap between the electrons and the nucleus is more than 100,000 times the diameter of the nucleus itself. That is to say, if the entire atom is enlarged to the size of a baseball field, the nucleus would only be the size of a peanut.
In other words, the atoms under the microscope are actually very “hollow.” It is these very “hollow” atoms that make up the molecules, then the cells, and then the entire body.
So from the microscopic point of view, our bodies actually have huge gaps within them, as opposed to the “densely packed” body seen by the naked eye. Scientists further explained that the proportion of this microscopic empty space in the entire body is 99.9999999%. In other words, our body is basically a “hollow space.”
According to the Business Insider article, if the electrons and the nucleus were arranged right next to each other, how small would our body become? In that case, our body would be nothing more than a grain of dust, and the total body volume of the entire human race would be equivalent to the size of a small sugar cube!
Such an amazing phenomenon is not limited to the human body, but also the matter of the entire universe.
In the microcosm, or in a state invisible to our eyes, things may appear “hollow” to us, but are they really?
We all know how limited our vision is. If, someday, we have an apparatus that could capture the reality within these “hollow spaces,” it would really open our eyes.
But for now, let's at least open our mind, and not limited by the saying “seeing is believing.”