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There is apparently strong evidence that the fine structure constant, which is a measure of the strength of electromagnetic interactions, is *variable across the universe*, that is, NOT ACTUALLY CONSTANT.

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@starkatt My reaction exactly. The study only came out a month ago and I hadn't heard a thing.

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@fox_news I don't have the focus to read that paper right now but will be extremely intrigued if I see corroboration.

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@fox_news Damn o_o

Like, full disclosure, quantum mechanics is probably my single weakest point with the sciences, but would that imply even shit like molecular reaction rates and such depend a little bit on where in the universe you are?

@fox_news @uint8_t looks like another variable needs to be added to the Drake equation

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