With account to a Lone Electron universe, let’s consider…
ACCELERATION/DECELERATION: None. The aforementioned altercation applies as with velocity.
ARROW OF TIME: If there is no time accomplished by the Lone Electron, again there can be no arrow of time either. In short, the Lone Electron has no acquaintance of a past, present, or future.
CHARGE: Yes, the electron has a allegation of bare one or in added words a abrogating allegation of one unit. However, in adjustment for allegation to be meaningful, it has to be acting with or adjoin addition allegation of which there is none. So, does our Lone Electron accept allegation in this ambience or doesn’t it?
COLOUR: An electron is colourless. In any accident you allegation photons, electromagnetic energy, ablaze waves, to address (wavelength and frequency) what we (our brains) adapt as colour. Our drab, bland, colourless Lone Electron has no photons to address any advice about itself, and there are no eyeballs and accuracy to adapt that advice in any event.
ELECTROMAGNETISM: The electron is a lot of associated with electromagnetism and the electromagnetic force. The associated force atom is the photon and electrons can blot and afford photons (absorb and afford energy). However, in this scenario, there are no photons, so accordingly there is no electromagnetic force. In any event, a force is alone a allusive abstraction if there are two of added particles involved, since, if you are the sum absolute of things, you can’t accord off or accept a force.
ENTROPY: Anarchy is a statistical abstraction area over time, larboard to themselves, things tend to go from an ordered accompaniment to a confused state, like before-and-after pictures of a agrarian party. One electron does not accomplish for statistical analysis, so the electron’s accompaniment of adjustment or ataxia is what it is. It doesn’t access nor decrease. In actuality it’s rather absurd to philosophize over it.
EQUILIBRIUM: The Lone Electron is in a accompaniment of calm with account to its surroundings. It could hardly be contrarily back there are no added ambience except nothingness.
EXISTENCE: Yes, it would be incorrect to say our Lone Electron didn’t exist. However, there’s annihilation abroad about it to verify that actuality or accord any acceptation to it.
GRAVITY: Back the electron has mass, it accept to accept gravity. However, force alone has absolute acceptation amid two (or more) altar with mass, like the Earth – Moon – Sun trilogy; or, in the a lot of acceptable of acceptable scenarios, the Earth – falling angel book that, according to mythology, aggressive Isaac Newton. So, in the Lone Electron scenario, it’s appealing absurd to allocution about gravity. In actuality it ability be absurd to allocution about force back force is agnate to dispatch as apparent by Einstein. Dispatch implies motion or dispatch which in the ambience of a one electron cosmos is meaningless. Further, the (hypothetical) atom associated with gravity, the graviton, would be apparent by its absence in this Lone Electron anticipation experiment.
MASS: Yes, the electron has mass. However, it’s yet addition particle, accepted as the Higgs Boson that gives particles with mass, their mass. The Lone Electron has no Higgs Bosons about to accord it muscle.
MOMENTUM: None. The aforementioned altercation applies as with velocity.
PHASE: There is no phase. One electron does not a solid, liquid, gas or claret make. An electron, all by its little lonesome, cannot abide any appearance change, like say from a aqueous to a solid.
SENSE OF IDENTITY: Our Lone Electron doesn’t accept a faculty of self-awareness back it isn’t acquainted and in any accident it has annihilation abroad about it to accommodate a adverse to itself.
SPACE: Back the Lone Electron exists in this universe, it has to abide in some array of realm, a abstraction we alarm space. However, amplitude is not a thing, and the electron is, so while the two allotment a accepted existence, its all apples and oranges.
SPIN: Our electron will either be spin-up or spin-down. However, orientation, as with velocity, is consistently with account to something else. If you removed all of the blow of the Cosmos (stars, planets, constellations, the Sun, etc.) just abrogation the Earth, able-bodied the labels Arctic and South Pole become meaningless. There no best is annihilation that’s up or down or alongside that one can acclimatize the Earth’s arbor to. We apperceive arctic because that’s area the Arctic Star is located. No Arctic Star. We apperceive south because the Southern Cross is overhead. No Southern Cross. A ambit isn’t any advice because it’s alone an approximate assemblage what we alarm arctic and south and in any accident the ambit is an archetype of that ‘something else’.
STRONG NUCLEAR FORCE: The able nuclear force alone applies in befitting an diminutive basis together. Protons, with a absolute charge, would like to repel anniversary other. That they are captivated in analysis – bedfast to abode – is due to the able nuclear force. There is no diminutive basis in a one electron universe, accordingly there’s no able nuclear force.
TIME: An electron is a axiological particle, a basal architecture block. It doesn’t change any spots and there’s annihilation abroad about to could cause the electron’s spots to change or to ‘witness’ change. No change agency the abstraction of time is meaningless, so therefore, no time assemblage allegation administer actuality for a job.
VELOCITY: No, the abstraction of dispatch is absurd in this context. Dispatch alone has acceptation if abstinent about or compared to something else. If you drive forth at sixty afar per hour, that’s about to the mural you are active past, like the apparent of the road. The Lone Electron has no mural for its dispatch to be abstinent against.
WEAK NUCLEAR FORCE: The anemic nuclear force governs radioactivity, or the adulteration of ambiguous diminutive nuclei into added abiding forms. One blazon of radioactivity (Beta decay) can afford an electron, but in the absence of any nuclei, ambiguous or otherwise, our Lone Electron has no affiliation with the anemic nuclear force back in this, our electron’s universe, there ain’t no such critter.
So we see how abundant added allusive it is to accept added than one account per universe. Fortunately, our Cosmos satisfies that criteria. But the absolute absorbing bit, at atomic from a philosopher’s point of view, is how some of our a lot of take-it-for-granted concepts that anatomy our worldview, abandon or accept no acceptation if activated to just one entity. It’s absurd for us to brainstorm a worldview after there getting time, the arrow of time (past, present, and future) or entropy. It’s absurd for us to brainstorm a worldview after accumulation or gravity. It’s absurd for us to brainstorm a worldview after motion. Yet it is absolutely accessible to brainstorm a Lone Electron cosmos area absolutely that worldview has to apply!