Science can sometimes feel very abstracted from your everyday life, especially if you think of it only as the theorems and equations you were taught in school. When do you use ‘force equals mass times acceleration’ in real life? How often does the chemical formula for carbon monoxide actually come in handy? Not often. However, while it may feel like science has nothing to do with your daily life, it touches almost every aspect of your life, from the moment you wake up to the moment you fall asleep.
Theories may seem like the most abstract part of science, but there’s a lot more to it than that. For starters, scientific theories are rigorously tested, and often can be visualized with accurate scientific modeling, even when they cannot be proven. For example, Einstein’s theory of general relativity hasn’t been proven, but it is also used every day by