The mystery at the bottom of physics

Edit as of May 2020: So. There's now a fair bit more evidence that the fine-structure constant may be variable across the universe, contradicting some of what you'll hear in this video. This is...alarming. Paper for those curious:

Further Correction: I pulled a stupid. The fine structure constant is given as 1/137, not 137.

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