An Antimatter of Fact

When I asserted that everything in the universe consisted of seventeen fundamental particles, I wasn’t entirely telling the truth. The Standard Model only tells half the story, because, as I’m sure you’re aware, each particle also has a corresponding… antiparticle.

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Turtles All the Way Down

In terms of the technical understanding of our local vicinity in the universe, we’ve advanced quite a bit since ye olde times. Through constant theorising, gathering data, and more theorising, we have gradually built a more foundationally solid picture of the universe we live in. However, even now in this period of technological prosperity, there is still so much we are yet to discover and harness, so much that has yet to be explored. Only by harnessing the power of hindsight (oh, what a wonderful thing) do we look back on scientists and astronomers alike, believing that they were complete madmen for thinking the things they thought. But do we really know any better?

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Is This the End?

I remember that time in 2012 when it had gotten into everyone’s minds that somehow the world was going to suddenly come to an end. The Mayan calendar would terminate in December, and it was obviously a clear indication they had predicted that an apocalyptic disaster would befall the planet. Maybe they just ran out of ink… Not to alarm anyone, but this time the world really is coming to an end, and the science’s there to prove it. Please, don’t panic.

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