Ms. Hossenfelder, I dropped out of physics at school as soon as I could, and I got an F in math. Am I a science idiot in your eyes? I hope it was just the teachers. Physics lessons in particular are too often just about light switches, atoms and so on. In doing so, physics finds answers to extremely exciting, existential questions. What are space and time? And what do we humans actually have to do with the universe?
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