Finally someone mentioned "conventional flow" and "electron flow" theory. So that's on the right track. Never heard of hole flow, and I worked classified electronics
systems in the Air Force. I recall
electron flow being out of ground and conventional flow being into ground. Electron flow being the newer idea and is negative seeking positive, the higher potential energy.
In a schematic symbol of a diode the electron flow sees it as current
flow against the arrow in the symbol. So, "backwards" if you will since the symbol predates the new theory.
On the subject of conductors, copper in this thread, one might ask why does it do so. That is why conduct? Others have mentioned a willingness for the electrons to move from one atom to the next, but specifically this is related to the shells of electrons orbiting the nucleus of the atom. I forget the number, but different levels of shells moving outward. The last shell only contains one electron. It is referred to as a covalent electron if I recall
correctly. And it does want to jump over in the direction of positive potential. I guess leaving the infamous hole mentioned from whence it came. Consequently putting two on the outer shell of the next atom, encouraging it to move along, and so on. Also electrons flow more on the outer surface of a wire strand than internally, that's good for connections.
For what it's worth, insulators have atoms with crowded outer shells. Many electrons, not so eager to move around from outer shell to outer shell.
Good thread, but I forgot what the question was.
I've experienced the supernatural, but not in any way related to electrons.
Oh, it's the unified field theory someone was describing a bit back. Not really black holes or dark matter, that's newer stuff. But rather trying to write a formula that combines the fundamental forces. We have electro-magnetic combined, and there is an electro-weak theory progressing. (i'm behind on this subject possibly) But putting those two with the strong nuclear force and gravity it a tough one. They smash atoms in the colliders to generate data to crunch as I'm sure all are aware.
I'll have to skip string theory for now.