Everything We’ve Learned is Wrong

In introductory physics, we learn about newtonian physics and classical mechanics. We learn about gravity and how every object has a gravitational field. Yet, Einstein proved that gravity is actually the distortion of space time caused by matter, hereby turning the world of physics on its head.

Gravity was a theory, a theory that made sense with what we knew at the time. Many things we know are simply theories not truth. These theories work within certain parameters but breakdown at the margins. I can’t think of any theory that is absolute truth.

A thousand years from now, what will the math textbooks look like? What will the physics textbooks look like? What new theories, new breakthroughs will we come up with?

Everything will be disproven, its only a matter of time.

September 8, 2020

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