I have been thinking about the crystallographic world of Linus Pauling, and how the extension of it to universal space could so intuitively connect everything in our universe with the simple and straightforward rules of geometry. I’ve realized, recently, that embracing such a thing as a crystallographic universe eliminates the idea of the quantum leap.
Since when has the universe been comprised of step functions and digital-like rhythms? Our world is an analog world, for the most part. Why should the internals of an atom be any different? A quantum leap is a step function with no leading or trailing edges. It is something that miraculously pops into and out of existence, to use their terminology. My terminology for this is best described by “suspension of disbelief required.”
Do we really have strong and weak nuclear forces? Gravity is but one force, dependent upon mass. When you are far from earth you are not that much affected by its gravity, and when you are on its surface you are made tired by the end of the day because of it. Scientists would contend that there are two nuclear forces because the strong force seems not to be a linear extension of the weak force. Its intensity relates to a different “constant” than the strong force.
But, there are other possibilities that might explain the difference in the intensity of forces, and why the so-called strong force seems to be of such a limited a range. One such possibility can be seen in light of a crystallographic definition of the universe and its forces. This thought comes to me by way of the idea of a tessellated tetrahedron atom. When such an irreptile infinitesimal- limit-approaching imprint is made upon the structure of an atom, it would cause an exponentiation of the factors governing the forces. Combining that with the fact that the tessellation of tetrahedrons is not complete, and a step function of force might be introduced by the non-uniform mapping of such force due to dis-similarities or discontinuities in the incomplete tessellation.
So far as the quantum leap is concerned, it could be replaced by a contiguous and linear flow of energy via percolation. For ideas about percolation, see some of my more recent posts. Things don’t pop into an out of existence, but instead flow via a percolation that is unobserved because it is unsought.
Note: the author is a writer on technical subjects in some areas, of novels, and of other literature, but does not have any formal credentials related to the medical field, or in physics. Thus, this all constitutes an opinion of what might be possible, based on his own hobby-level knowledge quests.