universal theory

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  1. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Old

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    There are some smart people on this sight....any opinions on why humans have not proven a unified theory of everything? (no god talk...i know...)
     
  2. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Because for humankind to present a unified theory, humankind would first have to be unified.
     
  3. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    because there is no such thing.
     
  4. eyeballkid

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    GOOD!
     
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    I'm a bit surprised myself on that one, too. Maybe it's a scientific urban legend, or the math just doesn't quite work right for the people on the matter. Hawking got us closer, but close doesn't cut it.
     
  6. eyeballkid

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    GOOD! So maybe a bit of spiritaulity has something to do with it all?
     
  7. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Well it depends on what you're talking about.

    Are you wanting a scientific theory that explains everything, or a theory about how everything began that everyone believes?

    I think one is possible, and the other is not.
     
  8. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    Because the observable universe is full of weird fiddly bits and it was only a few hundred years ago that we figured out there was actually math involved in things falling off the trees and bonking us on the head.
     
  9. eyeballkid

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    That is an excellent question! I want science! ...but certain ideas are disregarded right now by the mainstream scientific community...but that has been the case for a LONG time...certain thimgs cannot be explained because we are too ignorant...same thing happened every century..
     
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    Spekkio Master of War

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    The answer is already out there. There's no need for debate. It's the Flying Spaghetti Monster. And the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything is forty-two. :D 
     
  11. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    I've been touched by his noodly appendage.
     
  12. eyeballkid

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    I am not claiming knowledge from the gods...just mortals...but it felt good...
     
  13. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Have you been drinking?
     
  14. butz

    butz slippery when wet

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    I'm guessing paint thinner, and on more than one occasion ....
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    eyeballkid tries very hard to be an intellectual.

    existentialist angst anyone?
     
  16. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    I'm not sure which requires more audacity, believing that some hairless apes stuck on a backwater planet in the corner of an unexceptional galaxy could actually discover the theory of everything, or that one can't exist because we haven't found it yet.

    That said, the reason a TOE hasn't been found, if it exists, is because it's hard. If you have a solid understanding of just how far science has advanced of understanding of the world and universe we live in, it's hard not to be taken aback by it. What's left now if finding the less obvious stuff, looking for subatomic particles and cosmic phenomena that require large amounts of time and resources to find and observe, if we even have the technology to do so. Even if someone hits the right theory, they could spend a life time accumulating evidence and doing the math before they even set upon the long, arduous task of convincing the world they were right. For God's sake, the brightest minds on the planet spent a decade arguing over five differnet string theories before they realized they were, in actuality, the same thing (now called M-Theory).

    And the nature of science up until this point has always been to create more new questions with each new answer. One has to wonder what questions would open up if we ever did nail down a TOE.
     
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    paskal SHWOOOO!!

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    Aw, man, and here I was all ready to get my nail gun.
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    any of you guys fans of this stuff? any particular author reccomendation.

    tried to get into that greene guy but he is damn long ass winded.
     

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