Friday, October 17, 2014

Angels on a pin

So, how many angels fit on the head of a pin? Well, according to Dorothy Sayers it's infinite since angels are like thoughts. However Anders Sandberg argues a different number. He says the amount of angels that can dance on the head of a pin has an upward bound of 8.6766 x 10^49 angels based on information physics and quantum gravity. According to the Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, it would be between 1 and 30 vingtillion angels, since the smallest possible area is the Planck Area (2.6x10^-70 square meters) and the area of a pin is about 7.6 x 10^-6 so he figured that's the amount of angels. What's the correct amount? Well, the world may never know

1 comment:

Iris Mire said...

But Alex, what is the mass and volume of a single angel? What if angels are actually like electrons and no one can ever slow one down long enough to measure? What if angels ARE electrons o_o