There are a great many aspects of this world that consist of complex phenomena whose properties cannot be easily derived from the fundamental laws and constituents that govern it. That does not make for a good argument against reductionism. (Credit: rolffimages via Adobe Stock)

Yes, the Universe really is 100% reductionist in nature

Here’s a statement, and you can experience for yourself how you feel about it: the fundamental laws that govern the smallest constituents of matter…



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Ethan Siegel

The Universe is: Expanding, cooling, and dark. It starts with a bang! #Cosmology Science writer, astrophysicist, science communicator & NASA columnist.