it’s really something

If you took Physics in high school during the 1950s or 1960s, the “quantum mechanics” revolution was so still-inchoate that the curricula continued to mostly focus on Newtonian physics. The latter was so much simpler and more straightforward.

Physics got far-out with relativity, space-time, and quantum mechanics. In my class they touched on that stuff during the last three weeks of the course. It was intriguing, but mostly beyond comprehension. I’ll bet that if you didn’t get onto a scientific or technical career pathway you never paid much attention to it again.

Well, it’s become a zoo.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photon

. . . which reinforces my sense that human beings can comprehend something on the order of 1% of What Life And The Universe Are All About.