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The number of laws of physics is finite or infinite?

  1. Feb 5, 2014 #1
    I think that it is relatively easy to simply count the number of physics that are aware for us as of February 2014. Probably there is statistics that deals with it and can tell us how many laws of physics exist now; maybe this number is equal to 1000, maybe more, I am not aware of it.

    But physics is developing and this number is increasing. I would like to know the following thing: the number of physics in principle is/should/expected (to) be finite or infinite? This question refers to our observable universe which can be explored by means of reliable experimental methods.

    Maybe is it too philosophical question, but still I would like to know what the scientists think about it, if they do at all :smile:
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  3. Feb 5, 2014 #2


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    We don't!

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    Good answer.
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