Modern Myths

Modern Attempts to Explain Existence

What is the Twin Paradox?

The Twin Paradox is the basis of a thought experiment narrative that “explains” Albert Einstein’s Special Relativity theory. In the narrative, one twin goes into outer space by rocket and returns home to find that his twin brother has aged more than he has. The story attempts to demonstrate the reality of the concept of space-time continuum, which demonstrates that objects in motion experience time at a slower rate than objects not in motion.

Scientist and author James Lovelock proposed the Gaia Hypothesis in which the earth is seen as a living organism with all its components, including humans, analogous to cells in our bodies.


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