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The Ultimate Theory of Everything

Updated on January 19, 2011

The Ultimate Theory to Explain Everything


The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinov

What if the universe has no single history but that every history is possible? This is the idea put forward by Richard Feynman a colourful character in the world of Physics who worked at the California Institute of Technology. He argued that our understanding of the universe depends on our logical thinking process but because the universe does not obey our rules of logic it does not fit in with our “common sense”.

The problem with trying to explain the universe through mere observation is we perceive what we observe through our senses and everyone’s perceptions of what they observe are different. We each process and interpret information arriving through our senses differently. Our minds are the filters through which we view the universe and it is that filter that decides what is and isn’t common sense. The mind decides what we can and cannot see and only those views that are in keeping with our belief system make it through the filter. It is like being in a room but only being allowed look out of the room through only specific windows. All the other windows in the room of our mind are boarded up.

This is one of the reasons why to this day we still do not have a model that satisfactorily explains the universe. Throughout our brief history scientists keep coming up with better and better theories and models but never one ultimate one that cannot be improved upon.

In his book “The Grand Design” Stephen Hawking with Leonard Mlodinov give unique answers to the age old questions of life. They explain the M-Theory which is accepted as the closest scientists have come to developing a model for the ultimate theory of everything”.

I highly recommend the book The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinov as an easy to understand explanation of everything.

You do not need a degree in physics or mathematics to follow this book and it is a reflection of Stephen Hawking’s genius that he can make accessible what was, up to now explained in jargon that deliberately kept the secrets of the universe inaccessible to the layman. The test of this true genius is his ability to include everyone in his theory of everything.

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      Xavier Nathan 

      7 years ago from Isle of Man

      Thank you Vern for visiting and your comments which make a lot of sense. I will definitely watch the movie "The Adjustment Bureau."as you suggest and will let you know what I think.

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      Vernon Bradley 

      7 years ago from Yucaipa, California

      Hello again! An after thought! Is that like an after market item? LOL.

      There is a new movie out. A romance!! Called "The Adjustment Bureau." Has an interesting theme about free will and predestination. At the end of the movie, the male star says something to the effect if you do not take the risk to exercise your free will, you will lose it. Thought it was an interesting observation and how much of our reality gets shaped becuz we choose to go along with instead of seeing what we see which may be different from what others see but yet valuable to the rest of us. Our vision so to speak.

      Anywho, thanks again for the hub.


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      Vernon Bradley 

      7 years ago from Yucaipa, California

      I believe Stephen Hawkins is the person Wayne Dyer refers to often. You know, it may just be semantics, but I think our brain is actually designed to see it all, but it is our language and our philosophical perspective which "invade" our brain that gives us these shortened perspectives. If we can learn how to sit with our mind and our souls, I think the universe as it "is" emerges in front of us and it is there for the viewing, so to speak. Our brain is so awesome and if left alone, not tampered with, our brain perceives reality as it is. But from very early on, reality is tampered with, so by the time we are eighteen, we do not know what we know, what we see, what we smell, etc. Anywho, sounds like an awesome book and perhaps easy read even without the PhD in science.

      Thanks for sharing the book with us here on HP. We DO live in such a narrow perspective of the bigger picture, it is downright sad. Perhaps tragic, but probably more pathetic!



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