The Ultimate Theory of Everything
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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