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…

  • 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…

  • 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…