There’s a hole in my spacetime! Or a string, or a wall…

“The whole fabric of the space-time continuum is not merely curved, it is in fact totally bent.” –Douglas Adams As many of you know, if you take a whole bunch of mass, and you’ve got nothing going on except gravity, it’s going to gravitationally collapse. And if atoms, nuclei, pressure, and nuclear reactions don’t (or … Read moreThere’s a hole in my spacetime! Or a string, or a wall…

What’s the Most Fundamental Thing in the Universe?

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” –Galileo Galilei Geez, Ethan, why don’t you take on a bigger question? This question of “fundamental things” has a special meaning to scientists and natural philosophers, going all … Read moreWhat’s the Most Fundamental Thing in the Universe?