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(YouTube)   Why there is so little antimatter in the universe is not a problem. Here comes the science   ( divider line
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2021-12-05 3:22:18 PM  
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There is actually a lot of antimatter. We are made of antimatter. The mystery is there is so little matter.
2021-12-05 4:44:40 PM  
2 votes:
I've got all the anti-matter I need, so fark ya'll...
2021-12-05 2:35:45 PM  
1 vote:
The excellent Danish comic named "Egoland" has God admitting that while he of course remembers creating antimatter, he simply forgot where he put it.
2021-12-05 4:43:02 PM  
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LoneVVolf: Unsung_Hero: The starting assumption seems to remain, "There was nothing, then there was something. It seems the logical that the average amount of [x] has to remain 'nothing', so if there's a positive something there should be an equal negative amount of it to keep the balance sheet even."

And if that were actually true, it would be a huge problem because an equal amount of matter and anti-matter means all those pairs of particles touch each other and collapse into massive amounts of EM radiation instead of friendly matter than can build things like stars, planets, and people.

That's dependent on frame of reference, and assuming that our observable universe is the entirety of a closed system. Our universe could just as easily be a "spin up" quantum entangled particle flying down some alien's cyclotron next to a "spin down" particle whose inhabitants are wondering the same question (considering their matter to be normal, and traces of our matter to be anti-matter). The big bang in that scenario would have been the impact that spawned our respective particles.

The big question being, what (or Who) sorted the matter and antimatter into separate clumps.
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