# Antimatter not so different after all ... poor old Freddy wrong again,another light dims in the JW heavens.

by fulltimestudent 15 Replies latest jw friends

• ##### ihunt

To clarify, the linked article does not claim that antimatter and matter do not annihilate one another (in fact, it reinforces such an idea). What it does claim is that the forces between antimatter's elementary particles, in this case antiprotons, are very simar to the forces between normal matter particles (protons). This leads to questions about the relative abundance of matter and antimatter in our universe, namely, why there is so much matter and (apparently) so little antimatter.

EDIT

This has already been clarified, sorry for the repost

Me thinks that "anti-matter" affected old Freddy's 'grey matter'!

just saying!

• ##### neverendingjourney

If you had a penny (U.S.) made up of antimatter and you collided it with a regular penny, the resulting energy released would exceed that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

That's a penny. Imagine using antimatter to annihilate a human being. The result would be the largest explosion ever witnessed directly by man.

• ##### neverendingjourney

Following up my earlier post, I've been doing some back of the envelope math and here's what I've come up with.

1 gram of antimatter annihilating 1 gram of ordinary matter would release 3 times the amount of energy as the Hiroshima bomb (per Wikipedia). There are 1,000 grams in kilogram.

Therefore, annihilating 1 kilogram of antimatter would release 3,000 times more energy than the Hiroshima bomb. This would exceed the largest nuclear bomb ever, the Tsar Bomba, which released about 1,500 times the energy of the Hiroshima bomb.

Say you take a person of ordinary build who weighs 70 kilograms (154 lbs.). If you took 70 kilograms of antimatter and used it to annihilate that person, the result would be an explosion 210,000 the size of Hiroshima.

That's not enough in and of itself to blow up the Earth. The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs is thought to have released a billion times more energy than the Hiroshima bomb, but the explosion would be roughly 140 times bigger than the largest nuclear weapon ever detonated.

This is just for one person. Freddy was apparently talking about using antimatter to annihilate the remnants of the "old system." It's possible you could quickly start approaching scales that would blow the Earth into pieces.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antimatter_weapon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Bomba

• ##### jookbeard
another blunder from the old mad pervert , needless to say he got nothing right, another loon Ciro Aulicino's talk about anti matter cleaning up during the Big A is not even worth commenting on about how stupid he and the talk was, wonder why the idiot didn't look at some basic science in his research