Science is based on doubt. One of its greatest strengths is self-checking assumptions. It is never one hundred percent correct. Woe to those who blindly follow it as a religion. In the last posting, I briefly described what the Standard Model explains, and what it doesn’t. Now a recently discovered problem with the model may open the door to new discoveries and a better model. … Continue reading Is the Standard Model Wrong?
You can’t see what sub atomic particles look like because they’re smaller than light itself … well, at least smaller than the wavelength of visible light. But if you hit an atomic nucleus hard, really hard, you can break it apart and see what it’s made of and how those pieces interact. It’s somewhat like trying to figure out how a Swiss watch works by … Continue reading The Standard Model in Layman’s Terms