A very random question

Jun 4, 2013
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Ok so this is going to take a little imagination but work with me. I have a question and I'd like your musings on the answer to.

Imagine. You had a rod 1 atom thick 2m long and it's unbreakable. But just a single atom thick.

A human is sliced down the centre with this rod from front to back instantly. Now bear in mind a human is made from cells which are made from around 100 trillion atoms!!!

If the human is alive beforehand is he alive after being sliced through top to bottom? Now the obvious answer would be no but just stop and think about this for a moment.......The rod is just a single atom thick. Once it passes the atoms cut apart within each cell would be but a single atom apart, and so maybe close enough for the chemical or atomic bonds between them to rebind almost instantaneously thus preserving the cell integrity and thus ensuring the person remains alive.

So in a nutshell I'm asking: does the human live unharmed almost or even exactly as he was if he's completely cut in half at an atomic level whilst alive?
 
Jul 29, 2014
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Ok so this is going to take a little imagination but work with me. I have a question and I'd like your musings on the answer to.

Imagine. You had a rod 1 atom thick 2m long and it's unbreakable. But just a single atom thick.

A human is sliced down the centre with this rod from front to back instantly. Now bear in mind a human is made from cells which are made from around 100 trillion atoms!!!

If the human is alive beforehand is he alive after being sliced through top to bottom? Now the obvious answer would be no but just stop and think about this for a moment.......The rod is just a single atom thick. Once it passes the atoms cut apart within each cell would be but a single atom apart, and so maybe close enough for the chemical or atomic bonds between them to rebind almost instantaneously thus preserving the cell integrity and thus ensuring the person remains alive.

So in a nutshell I'm asking: does the human live unharmed almost or even exactly as he was if he's completely cut in half at an atomic level whilst alive?
human dies mate.