The Universe is all time, space, energy, and matter. Essentially, anything within the closed system centering around the big bang.


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At Its Core, Chemistry is Physics Fact

On a fundamental level, chemistry can be explained by physics. The atoms that make up the periodic table elements are themselves made of quantum particles.

Mercury is the Hottest Planet Myth

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, and thus receives the most direct heat. However, Venus is hotter, as Mercury doesn’t have an atmosphere thick enough to trap and hold heat.

Light is Both a Particle and a Wave Fact

Light is a particle (a photon), that acts like a wave (“both a particle and a wave”), which can be measured as an excited quantized state of the electromagnetic field.

Physics is Different than Metaphysics Fact

Physics is a branch of physical science rooted in math that asks “how does it work?” Metaphysics is a broad branch of philosophy that asks, “What is its true nature?”

The Earth Isn’t Flat Fact

The Earth is not flat; the Earth is an oblate spheroid (a bumpy sphere with a fat equator and skinny poles). There are many ways to prove the earth’s geometry.

Diamond is the Hardest Natural Substance Myth

Diamond is the most common of the naturally occurring “hardest” substances, but Q-carbon, wurtzite BN, lonsdaleite, ultrahard fullerene, graphene, and carbyne are all harder.

The Universe is Mostly Empty Space Myth

The universe and everything in it, including humans, is mostly “empty space”. However, space is not actually “empty”, it’s filled with quantum fields and dark energy.

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A List of Dualities

Here is a list of the fundamental dualities relating to human nature and the physical and conceptual universe.

The Physical Constants Explained

The physical constants are measurable properties of the physical universe that don’t change, everything else is relative to these constants.