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Hawking and the End of Theories

January 9 2018 at 8:41 AM
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Hawking and the End of Theories

Stephen Hawking is still one of the chief authorities on incredibly weird, complex physics, but even he apparently doubts that there's a final answer to all the universe's questions. He claims that scientists should instead adopt a point of view called "model-dependent realism":

"This radical theory holds that there doesn't exist, even in principle, a single comprehensive theory of the universe. Instead, science offers many incomplete windows onto a common reality, one no more "true" than another. In the authors' hands this position bleeds into an alarming anti-realism: not only does science fail to provide a single description of reality, they say, there is no theory-independent reality at all."

You could claim that the reason that scientists can't find a theory of everything is because our knowledge of the universe is still growing, or you could side with Hawking and say there is no 'theory' to find. Either way, we've come to a point where we've started making theories about the theory of everything. As you can imagine, that causes some problems.
https://www.outerplaces.com/science/item/17466-why-scientists-cant-find-theory-everything

 
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Re: Hawking and the End of Theories

January 9 2018, 10:52 AM 

>>>This radical theory holds that there doesn't exist, even in principle, a single comprehensive theory of the universe.

nothing radical here. we all know that from long time.

 
 
SADOVNIK SOCRATUS

Re: Hawking and the End of Theories

January 11 2018, 5:00 AM 

"This radical theory holds that there doesn't exist, even in principle,
a single comprehensive theory of the universe.''

https://www.outerplaces.com/science/item/17466-why-scientists-cant-find-theory-everything

A simple solution: in the beginning God created the universe
(therefore we don't have ''radical theory'') but later
He created some things about which we do have ''radical theories''

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Johannes Harder Andersen

Re: Hawking and the End of Theories

January 12 2018, 10:25 PM 

Research is ultimately about solving a practical problem. See what we have got now: Nuclear medicine, transistors and the rest. The path from theory to application may be very long and hazy, but we should always keep it in mind. A theory has to explain something which we can find useful.

 
 
 
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