A groundbreaking experiment in physics has for the first time provided a precise measurement of a force between electrons and protons called the weak nuclear force. The value 0.0719 (give or take 0.0045) won’t mean much to most of us, but the way they did it makes way for some exciting possibilities for pushing physics beyond the scope of the Standard Model. (1)
We want to measure things in order to believe them. But it is only the truly blessed who believe things without measuring them.
The cosmos is not in numbers.
The essence of the cosmos lies in the irrationality of the numbers’ existence itself. Nothing in the universe is measurable, besides the things which do not belong in it. Only ghosts need tangible “data” for them to exist. Everything else just Is…
Look at π. It does not exist.
And yet, it governs everything…
A man draws circles on the ground.
He will never be able to measure its circumference.
And yet… Here it is…
(the circle, not the man)