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Does time not exist on the subatomic level? Is this why cause & effect don't apply to quantum electrodynamics?

It’s been said that there is a direct link between gravity and time (think of Einstein saying that gravity warps space/time). But, it’s been said that gravity does not apply at the subatomic level, or it is so weak that it can be ignored. Does this mean time can be ignored too?
Also, it’s been said that subatomic particles are made of standing electromagnetic waves (light), which move at the speed of light. But, at the speed of light, time stops.
If time doesn’t apply, or if time is stopped on the scale of subatomic particles made of standing electromagnetic waves – Is this why cause and effect does not apply on the subatomic level? Is this why you can’t predict exactly where an electron will be, but you can only give the probability of where it will be? Is this why a quantum bit can be ON, and OFF, both at the same time, or somewhere in between?


  1. time is a relative term… in order for time to be set…someone has to set it…i dont think we have may sub atomic people..

  2. ask the geek squad or revive albert einstien, or my favorite choice which i highly recommend, spend y ou entire life savings and not find an answer, then live wit ur parents and then don’t get a hobby

  3. Well quite frankly, time doesn’t even exist. It’s just something we made up to make our theories work and make sense [to us] in this universe.

  4. Look at your question…there are too many variables…Space, time, atoms, gravity electromagnetic waves…etc.
    That is why science is trying to tie everything together.

  5. Which one do you want answered? ‘Time’ is a human creation to help with keeping track of when things happen- such as the summer or winter equinox… ‘time’ doesn’t stop at light speed, only for the particles or photons moving at that speed- ‘time’ still goes on. For example: if you travel at the speed of light for one light year, you would have aged only one year- but everything around you would have aged many more. Cause and effect apply to everything. I don’t know where you got the idea that cause and effect don’t apply to subatomic particles. You can’t predict where one particle goes to because it moves in a random fashion. An electron in an atom can’t be found in one place at a time because they move at the speed of light- no technology has been created to ‘find’ an electron in one place at a time yet- I feel it is only a few years away though. They can follow the ‘trails’ of an electron- showing how they circle the neutron and proton.

  6. Good questions
    The standard model is in deep s***. Gravity and Subatomic forces will be reconciled eventually and I bet time has a lot to do with it. Time is involved in wave frequencies, kinetic energy, space/time etc. Time may well be indeterminate at the nuclear level and at the horizon of a black hole.
    Time at the limits is not explained by the standard model.
    4 dimensions are hard to wrap your head around.
    I think mass effects time ( space-time ) in it’s vicinity and is the mediator of the force that we feel as gravity ( acceleration ) because time is a key factor of what acceleration is made up of.


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