Thursday, December 6, 2007

Science of the future

The trend of physics research has started to shift from what it used to be. By the end of the 20th century, physicists were already proposing candidates for a theory of everything. The unification of gravity with quantum mechanics was the greatest achievement of the 21st century. It laid down the foundations for the first theory of everything, the so-called grand unification, discovered in the 22nd century. This was a major accomplishment for the human mind. Nevertheless, physicists didn't stop there. The other two candidate theories, multidimensional intersections and holistic emergence also ended up being theories of everything. Thus, we have three very different explanations of how everything works at the fundamental level. Although different in their foundations, they all account for all the phenomena we observe. Now that we have three theories of everything it seems that there is no unique model of our universe.

Nowadays people believe that the human brain is capable of explaining the universe it inhabits in many different ways and that the essence of it is a form of subjective objectivism. The claim is that the mind can't grasp the substrate of the things, but rather its manifestation via the interactions that generate the perception of reality. They big questions of who we are and what is our place in the universe are still unanswered. The human adventure goes on.

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