What is the glue that holds physical reality together?

Whatever is the force that holds atoms together, I presume. I know it has a name, but that's not exactly what I'm looking for. I mean what is it that makes it work. Why don't atoms just....fall apart? It would be kind of cool to feel existence falling apart.

Asked By: - 12/7/2011
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The Strong Nuclear Force (also referred to as the strong force) which is one of the four basic forces in nature (the others being gravity, the electromagnetic force, and the weak nuclear force). As its name implies, it is the strongest of the four. However, it also has the shortest range, meaning that particles must be... More
Answered By: Gadfly - 12/7/2011
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The Force
Answered By: Soapy Ears - 12/7/2011
Duct Tape is the force. it has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together. and that matters to some people. ^_^
Answered By: Kaiser Klovn Kierkergaard - 12/7/2011
As this is the Philosophy section and not the Physics section, my answer is this... More
Answered By: Matt - 12/7/2011
The curvature of space time, Einstein. We could all be living in a singular holographic fractal. In this way we would see a force moving inward, and from it emanating all energy. Do you know about vortex mathematics or vortex energy? What about ZPE... More
Answered By: Josh Alfred 10,000 AD - 12/7/2011
duct tape
Answered By: Justin Von - 12/7/2011
We are all connected to each other & to everything. The gravity in us is constantly drawing us towards one another. I believe that glue that you ask about is love. God is LOVE . And for those that reject love, they will be cast out of the people gravity. That is the only way to dissolve their matter and put them into... More
Answered By: cougar - 12/7/2011
We do not perceive the universe as it is as the brain merely interprets electrical signals, which are the only input from the physical world it ever has. We cannot presume the form we see the data in to be correct to the physical universe, because we can only describe senses in terms of themselves (try it with colours... More
Answered By: Humher - 12/7/2011
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