Once Upon a Time…

Let’s go right back to the begining, or at least try to, where did the Universe come from? How did it get here? We once thought, well just assumed really because it seemed to have always been there, that the Universe was eternal and unchanging. This is understandable as nothing seemed to have changed “up […]

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String Theory – Part 3: General Relativity – The Heart Of Gravity

In his Special theory of Relativity, which we were considering in the previous chapter, Einstein resolved the physical conflict which regarded the speed of light and our intuitive understanding of motion. He showed that our perceptions of motion need be changed when we are talking about objects that are moving extremely fast. However, soon after […]

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“It’s Just a Theory”

How many times have you found yourself in a discussion with someone who doesn’t believe in, for example, evolution, the Moon landings or something else we all just take for granted, something we all just know. You point out what you think is obvious about, say, evolution, only to be met with “Ah yes, but […]

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String Theory – part 2: Special Relativity – the Picture of Space and Time

Solving the First Conflict 110 years ago, in June 1905, Albert Einstein, a young person from a Swiss bureau, sent a paper titled “Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper” to the German journal Annalen der Physik in which he provided a solution to the speed of light paradox that had puzzled him 10 years earlier. This was […]

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