10 Mind Flexing Scientific Concepts

By Antonia Čirjak on February 20 2020 in Society

Science on the verge of fiction and profoundly elaborated concepts that explain the world around us can dazzle the mind.
Science on the verge of fiction and profoundly elaborated concepts that explain the world around us can dazzle the mind.
  • Einstein pointed out that there are no absolutes when we talk about space or time, which influenced the way we defined and explained gravity.
  • 14 billion years ago, everything started with the grand expansion we now call the Big Bang.
  • Only a tiny bit of the universe is actually observable. The unobservable dark energy makes up for the 73% of the total of our universe.

Science on the verge of fiction and profoundly elaborated concepts that explain the world around us can dazzle the mind. The last hundred years or more have been a particularly active age when it comes to new discoveries and creative technologies that both explain and shape the world we live in. Let us look at some that are truly mind-boggling!

10. Dualism And The Mind-Body Problem

Coming as one of the major debates in the philosophy of Dualism, the mind-body problem imposes critical questions of how we look at mental and physical states. In the center of this philosophical question lies the relationship between the mind and the body. It questions the very features of what makes us human and speaks of the duality that the concepts of body and mind create. From this perspective, various questions and discussions on consciousness that talk about the problem of self were born.

9. The Lightness Concept

This concept even expands the awareness that comes from the realization that the universe, and life in it, has a beginning and an end. If you embrace the teachings based on Zen Buddhism, you may learn how to live and enjoy such conditions. The Lightness theory explains how everything will soon perish, and because of that, nothing consequently has any real weight. Everything means nothing. 

8. Simulation Argument

This scientific concept will definitely get your brain cells activated. The Simulation Argument suggests how it is possible to create a situation of simulated life. This is more so interesting because the theory also postulates how the subjects living inside a simulation would be utterly unaware of it. Based on the idea that there would be a powerful enough computer to create this kind of environment, you may as well ask yourself now - is this reality actually the real one?

7. Uncertainty Principle

Inspired by the slight creative scientific disarray that was caused by Einstein’s approach to quantum physics, another physicist named Werner Heisenberg decided to contribute to the field. Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle basically says how it is not possible to precisely know two properties of the same particle.

Heisenberg saw this as a physical limit, a situation where the loss of precision happens when you measure the momentum of a particle. This later helped Niels Bohr, who used Heisenberg’s theory to prove how specific an electron is - as he explained, it had characteristics of both a particle and a wave. This concept was named wave-particle duality. 

6. Law Of Cosmic Expansion

Edwin Hubble, arguably the most famous astronomer of all time, has given us the Hubble’s Law Of Cosmic Expansion. Not only did Hubble find that there are other galaxies beyond our own, but he also saw how those galaxies are interacting and moving away from each other. As a consequence, this proved how the universe is, in fact, expanding through a motion Hubble named recession. 

5. Theory Of General Relativity

The way Albert Einstein explained how we should perceive space and time changed astrophysics and cosmology to a vast extent. Einstein said how neither time or space are absolutes, and that changed the way in how gravity could be explained. When affecting an object in space, gravity is not merely a force, but an active element that creates changes in both space and time. 

4. Synchronicity

This concept deals with matters of the subconscious mind. One of the most famous psychologists of all time, Carl Jung, who was a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst from Switzerland. As Jung suggested, our subconsciousness has the ability to affect the real world. This concept is viewed as  “meaningful coincidences,” and Jung used it to explain how synchronicity happens when our thoughts and ideas construct the outside world the way it is important to us. 

3. Big Bang Theory

It all started with a bang; this almost seems like common knowledge today. But, the Big Bang theory, that explains how everything that exists was born with a big explosion 14 billion years ago, is still something that dazzles the brain. Many scientists are associated with contributing to the creation of the Big Bang theory. Hubble, Lemaitre, and even Alber Einstein agreed that the universe started with a dramatic grand expansion. 

2. Dark Matter Theory

You could imagine that by now, we know a lot about the universe and that our knowledge about planets and galaxies, suns, and stars is at least scratching the surface. Well, not quite. The observable part of the universe we are interested in makes only 4% of what is out there. The rest of the universe is quite literally - dark. Dark matter, the unobservable mystery around us makes for 23% of the universe, while dark energy contributes most of it, with 73%.

1. Theory Of Eternal Return

How hard is it to imagine what eternity is? It turns out - pretty hard.

Eternal return arguments suggest how the universe does not have static points in space-time. If there is no beginning or end, therefore, time and space are indefinite, and the universe around us infinitely recurs. This approach influenced an infinite number of philosophers, writers, and artists that thought about how humans perceive the ideas of space and time, their own mortality, and the burden that comes with that revelation. 

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