Atoms as Living Organisms

Atoms are complex organisms. They have been created by nature as building blocks of the atomic universe as a whole. This capacity is driven by the harsh nature of the cosmic wind. I propose that atoms may be characterized as organisms that are functional, that are sustained externally and that expel waste matter that is detrimental to their specific function.

The author proposes that the basic particles supply "nutrition" to atoms in the form of kinetic energy delivered to their nuclei by (1) refreshing the purity of the matter that composes the nuclei, and (2) refreshing the total mass and volume of nuclei.

The surplus of energy and subatomic matter that remain after refreshing a nucleus are proposed to be expelled from the nucleus in a previously unrecognized and very important particle that supports the proposed concept of the Universe.