The neutrons and protons are made of even more empty space, with a few subatomic particles rapidly blinking in and out of existence. (And the electrons? In any case, I'm relatively comfortable to this point)
The electrons are already blinking in and out of existence and are made of nothing more fundamental than themselves.
However the neutrons and protons are made of even smaller particles called quarks,
That is what we call the Standard Model. If instead you prefer string theory, then immediately we can start talking about other dimensions.
| *Thus your parents and the golf ball are essentially empty space until the laws of probability flick them into existence, then flick them out, and in again. (The complete entities themselves flick in and out of existence? Or the sub atomic structure does - likely at differing moments - thereby maintaining the apparently 'solid' nature?) |
To understand your parents, you have to note that they are mostly empty space.
They are like our solar system. Vast distances between the planets. And the planets rapidly blink in and out of existence. But most of the solar system is just empty space.
Also, you are made of the same stuff as baby poop. And golf balls.