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The Worst Prediction Ever Made

Physics has predicted all kinds of mind-bending things with astounding accuracy. Gravitational waves were dreamt up a century before they could be felt, and we can say with a good degree of certainty what is going on inside the sun. So it is as embarrassing as it is stunning that physics’ greatest failure is describing the simplest possible thing: nothing at all.    When we look […]

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The Worst Prediction Ever Made

Physics has predicted all kinds of mind-bending things with astounding accuracy. Gravitational waves were dreamt up a century before they could be felt, and we can say with a good degree of certainty what is going on inside the sun. So it is as embarrassing as it is stunning that physics’ greatest failure is describing the simplest possible thing: nothing at all.    When we look […]