are you saying different states of matter don't have deterministic applications in the directionality of a photon? You have a terrible understanding of diffraction and kirchoff's laws: "Kirchhoff's three laws of spectroscopy: 1. A hot solid object produces light with a continuous spectrum. 2. A hot tenuous gas produces light with spectral lines at discrete wavelengths (i.e. specific colors) which depend on the energy levels of the atoms in the gas. (See also: emission spectrum) 3. A hot solid object surrounded by a cool tenuous gas (i.e. cooler than the hot object) produces light with an almost continuous spectrum which has gaps at discrete wavelengths depending on the energy levels of the atoms in the gas. (See also: absorption spectrum)"(wiki) Still light isn't only absorbed by matter it is also reflected back. You can contest the trichromatic theory of our vision system all day long. It still shows the light shinning (on/through) an object is in fact going into your eye as well as through the material. Still we can come to the obvious conclusion that the "reflection" is in the form of a wave as opposed to a beam. Still the light that goes into your eye and touches your photoreceptors and tickles your rods and cones. can be thought of as particles, which initiate their own defraction and reflection into our mind. Temperature by all accounts matters the most not to our visual system, but to our elements themselves as to their obsorbtion and reflection of photons. So in the perspective of a photon, the more heat present from the beginning of the universe one has the further into the heat of an object of sufficiently large mass it goes. "Some" or small amounts or statistically "negligible per se" amounts, are reflected back. So your going fast you hit something, but it doesn't really matter because you have so much heat nothing can stop you for your determined path. This isn't to say the reflection does not make some kind of force at certain intensities. So when a photon hits the exact middle of an "infinitly dense" structure its "reflection" appears in the form of radiant energy. Any radiation works but it is easiest to put in the perspective of the universe if we say the radiation is Hawking radiation with its black body components.