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on Dec 10, 2004 at 13:51 UTC ( #413839=user: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Paul A. M. Dirac
Theory of electrons and positrons
Nobel Lecture, December 12, 1933

If we accept the view of complete symmetry between positive and negative electric charge so far as concerns the fundamental laws of Nature, we must regard it rather as an accident that the Earth (and presumably the whole solar system), contains a preponderance of negative electrons and positive protons. It is quite possible that for some of the stars it is the other way about, these stars being built up mainly of positrons and negative protons.

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