This post is part of a series dedicated to fundamental-assumption-shattering scientific breakthroughs. If you lived centuries ago and thought the Earth was flat, and would want to find out that the Earth was round (even if it meant nothing to your daily life), then this series is for you. The material is basic and the implications profound. For the first article of the series click here: For Those Who Care to Know That The Earth is Round.
You probably have heard about E=MC^2, seen pictures of Albert Einstein with funky facial expressions, and maybe learned of the “Theory of Relativity.” But I have noticed that not a lot of people are not familiar with the implications of century-old, mind-blowing advancement. It’s probably because we often don’t consider ourselves scientific, at least not enough to understand all sorts of crazy equations. In this post, we will leave crazy mathematics for the scientists, and just take a look at the implications of the science. If you are familiar with relativity, then you might want to skip this post. If you are not familiar, then I will attempt to break it down for you very simply. Simply enough that even if you have never looked at science since schooling, you will get the bizarre implication of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and will be able to see that it is an advancement in the same category as finding out that the Earth is round. I will keep it brief and simple, I promise–just stick with it. Then you can go learn about it more if you want. Continue reading