Tag: Theory of Everything

  • Playing Chess in the Game of Life

    In the discussion after my comments to The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow: http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list/t/863ed5c8b04572e0 I have asked what it looks like to be a pattern in the Game of Life (the analog of the Theory-of-Everything in The Grand Design). John Clark has compared in this respect the Theory-of-Everything with the rules of Chess. […]

  • Collingwood on Monotheism and Science

    Maarten Hoenen in his fifth lecture on Voraussetzung und Vorurteil http://www.podcasts.uni-freiburg.de/podcast_content?id_content=124 has mentioned that Collingwood once compared monotheism with polytheism in respect to influencing  science. According to Collingwood, the modern reductionism (Theory of Everything) is similar to monotheism where everything should be explained through God. I like this thought and below there are some results from my […]

  • Hawking & Mlodinow: patch-work set of theories of the world

    On the everything list Brent has mentioned that I note that Hawking and Mlodinow recently suggested that we might accept a kind of patch-work set of theories of the world, rather than insisting on a single coherent theory. Then he has made a link to the review of a new book: Hawking & Mlodinow: No […]

  • The Man Behind the Curtain

    Rex Allen has made this link on the everything-list http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list/t/0160c37c8ddaba73 See also small discussion there. Tony Rothman The Man Behind the Curtain Physics is not always the seamless subject that it pretends to be American Scientist, May-June 2011, Volume 99, Number 3, Page: 186 http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/num2/2011/3/the-man-behind-the-curtain/1 It is a nicely written paper that content is pretty […]

  • Theory of Everything

    David Lindley, The End of Physics. The Myth of a Unified Theory, 1993. From Chapter 9, The New Heat Death We are already at the point where experiments are becoming impossible for technological reasons and unthinkable for social and political reasons. An accelerator bigger that the supercollider would be a vast technical challenge, and even […]

  • A Complete Theory of Everything (Will Be Subjective)

    Marcus Hutter A Complete Theory of Everything (Will Be Subjective) Algorithms 2010, 3(4), 329-350; http://www.mdpi.com/1999-4893/3/4/329/ Abstract: Increasingly encompassing models have been suggested for our world. Theories range from generally accepted to increasingly speculative to apparently bogus. The progression of theories from ego- to geo- to helio-centric models to universe and multiverse theories and beyond was […]

  • Theory of Nothing

    Theory of Nothing by Russell Standish This book was listed on the Everything list as a summary of discussions up to 2006. I guess, this is a good characteristic. The book gives quick overview over different themes and helps to understand discussions on the list. There are no deep discussions in the book but for […]

  • End of Reductionism?

    Peter Woit, 2006, Not Even Wrong, The failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law See also Woit’s blog http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/ After I have read The Elegant Universe by Brian Green, I thought that there must be people not that enthusiastic about the superstring theory. I should confess that the Brian Green’s […]