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A little quantum theory

OK, I don't really know much (anything) about quantum mechanics but my very basic understanding is that elementary particles can be divided into two subsets, fermions and bosons. The division is based upon the particle's "spin". Fermions,  are particles such as quarks and combine to make particles such as the familiar proton. They have a odd half spin. (1/2, 3/2, 5/2 etc.) Everyone has heard of the Higgs Boson, another example is the photon, and bosons tend to be responsible for the forces of nature. Bosons have a whole spin (0, 1, 2 etc.)

Now fermions, but not bosons, are governed by the Pauli Exclusion principle which states that two or more identical particles (e.g. electrons or protons) cannot occupy the same quantum state, which implies they cannot occupy the same space-time coordinates simultaneously.

Yes, lady in the black Hungarian registered Skoda pulling onto the M1/A4 junction at the Hungarian/Austrian border, it is a basic law of physics that the electrons and protons of your car cannot occupy the same space-time as the ones in my campervan. I apologise for braking hard (and causing other motorists to do similar) and thus ruining your experimental testing of the counter-hypothesis but I was already assured of the result!

May I humbly suggest a career realignment where you study the mathematics of braid and knot theory with the aid of a crochet hook as opposed to practical physics.