I was looking at a thread the other day and it mentioned that in transporting you are reduced to atoms and they are beamed somewhere and reassembled. Thinking about this for a day or two it didn’t make much sense. Atoms have mass, right? So why not just beam a whole person.
A little googling landed me at the Star Trek Wiki. They explained that in transport you are converted to energy - not atoms. Apparent the energy is then reconverted to mass. OK, so how does that work?
I did a search and couldn’t find another thread on this. Also, although I watched ST casually I’m not really a super fan.