Common Misconceptions

This section contains discussions on concepts in physics that are misleading.

Light Has No Mass - "Light has no mass" does not mean that it doesn't create a gravitational field nor is not affected by gravity by Alan Guth

Pure Energy - There is no such thing as "Pure Energy" by Alan Guth

Physicists Have Proved That The Big Bang Did Happen - That science has concluded that the big bang happened around 13.2 billion years ago is only one possibility by Alan Guth

Physics Is About Proving Things - The science of physics is not about "proving" anything by Alan Guth

Einstein Plagiarized Poincaré - Einstein did not plagiarize Poincaré by Olivier Darrigol

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