Originally Posted by Sith78
But why can't it happen? because of laws we as a species have written. Our own rules say it can't happen. We have in essence limited our selves by saying it can't happen. 500 years we said it was impossible to fly but da Vinci found a way to break the rule, and later the 2 bicycle repair men built the 1st stable flying machine. And it was said that it was impossible. Every know and then a person or persons comes along and say that rule is stupid and breaks it. This is how we get advancement in science by breaking the rules.
so my question is why can't we put a 2" cube into a 2" diameter hole, within the confines of three dimensional space. If you find the answer you would have faster than light travel.
In the case of chemistry, nature is the limit, not us. Hydrogen can only make one bond. There are no two ways about it. There's a difference between our mechanical limitations and nature's atomic limitations.
I know how science works. We look for stuff we can't explain and then we figure out where we were wrong and rewrite the rules, granted the results are valid and whatnot. The basis of chemistry stems from observation. We note how things come together in nature and we form the rules based on those observations. We've seen no exception to hydrogen only making one bond, under many, many, many different conditions.Edited by aroc91 - 2/23/11 at 8:15am