Perhaps some of the problem here is my fault for not pointing out that outside of an atomic nucleus, mesons (a quark and an antiquark) quickly decay and also self- annhialate. The whole process of self annhilation is also a decay, and requires time to complete. Except for protons which fortunately for us do not eventually decay into unbound energy on their own, this isn't a very stable universe in terms of bound energy that occurs outside of atomic structure. Free neutrons decay by an interesting process (a down quark changing to an up quark) into a proton, an electron, and an electron antineutrino. I'm learning some of this as well. What got me so interested in the first place was particle physicists negating the principle of equivalence, which I had always considered to be a bedrock theory of physics. Their statistical analysis of the situation that led them to say that is flawless, of course. The flaw lies in replacing time with probability, as Peter Woit, Lee Smolin, and others observed before I actually identified the exact problem with relativity that forced it to be discarded as a description of time and of nature on quantum scales. Spin or angular momentum should in no manner be equivocated with linear propagation of energy, in the same way that the variables for time and space are discrete entities. The only reason relativity works for doing physics 99% of the time from our perspective is that we move slowly relative to most other bound energy and are, for the most part, not spinning very fast either. Even if fundamental particle manifestly do. There was a division by zero involved with the geometrical construction of spacetime, and this demands correction before relativity and time can be reintroduced where quantum statistics currently rule. Absolute space never existed other than for the geometric center of particles. Absolute time exists only as an instant, not equivocated with or made proportional to a velocity, a velocity of light, or a time interval. That instant of time is what makes Einstein's.most famous formula, and it's expression as the Law of Conservation of Mass/Energy into a bedrock principle of physics, and the Principle of Equivalence for inertia as well. Inertia does not exist without time.