Theory of Everything

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Dr. Sylvester Gates on Sting theory. The best part is the end of his talk, after min 47.
 
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i wont wacth what you have linked i think it would delute my own concept of a theory of everything -.-, i just want to know if you think it has anythings within it that create conflects with its self?
 
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or dose it realy applie to all things :/???
 
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I would like to here a Theory of Nothing that is somthing we dont know :D
 
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Did you know that in 1850 a woman was born and given the name Emma Royd.
 
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Dr. Sylvester Gates on Sting theory. The best part is the end of his talk, after min 47.
Sting theory?
 
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Sting theory?
Sting created the universe. Its less of a theory and more of a self delusion, but he has managed to convince others.
 
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Sting created the universe. Its less of a theory and more of a self delusion, but he has managed to convince others.
:rofl: Thats a bold statement. Leaves a red mark!
 
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i wont wacth what you have linked i think it would delute my own concept of a theory of everything -.-, i just want to know if you think it has anythings within it that create conflects with its self?
Ok, so then why are you posting in my thread?
 
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i wont wacth what you have linked i think it would delute my own concept of a theory of everything -.-, i just want to know if you think it has anythings within it that create conflects with its self?
You need to read and heed...http://cosmicvariance.com/2007/06/19/the-alternative-science-respectability-checklist/" [Broken]
 
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Ok let me repeat the cliche " Is Mathematical beauty enough in the absence of testable predictions?"Your views?
 
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Raise your hand if you watched the vidoes I posted...............anyone? anyone?

Oh, I guess were just talking nonsense.
 
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Raise your hand if you watched the vidoes I posted...............anyone? anyone?

Oh, I guess were just talking nonsense.
Thanks for posting this. I watched part of the Einstein video. Hope to finish it this weekend. The other day I picked up a special edition of Discover magazine that is all about Einstein. There's a fun section in the back called "20 things you didn't know about relativity."

The first three:

1 Who invented relativity? Bzzzt—wrong. Galileo hit on the idea in 1639, when he showed that a falling object behaves the same way on a moving ship as it does in a motionless building.

2 And Einstein didn’t call it relativity. The word never appears in his original 1905 paper, “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies,” and he hated the term, preferring “invariance theory” (because the laws of physics look the same to all observers—nothing “relative” about it).

3 Space-time continuum? Nope, that’s not Einstein either. The idea of time as the fourth dimension came from Hermann Minkowski, one of Einstein’s professors, who once called him a “lazy dog.”

More at:
http://discovermagazine.com/2008/mar/20-things-you-didn.t-know-about-relativity
 
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Sting created the universe. Its less of a theory and more of a self delusion, but he has managed to convince others.
Is this the band “Sting”?
I always thought they would do great things.
 
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I've just watched the documentary on Hawking and black holes with Kaku in it, I think String theory is dubious myself, but I would absolutely love to be wrong. I just don't think I am. :smile:

I've seen most of this before though. It's a really good documentary for laymen and academics alike.
 
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Those are too funny! :biggrin:
 
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You need to read and heed...http://cosmicvariance.com/2007/06/19/the-alternative-science-respectability-checklist/" [Broken]
This has to be the best quote from the entire article:
Also, one last thing. Don’t compare yourself to Galileo. You are not Galileo. Honestly, you’re not. Dude, seriously.
 
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I don't understand why theoretically physicists are trying to create a "theory of everything". Wouldn't that just put them out of a job? :wink:
 
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I don't understand why theoretically physicists are trying to create a "theory of everything". Wouldn't that just put them out of a job? :wink:
But if you were to discover it then you'd be exceptionally rich and famous. Theres not much money in physics otherwise.
 
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I don't understand why theoretically physicists are trying to create a "theory of everything". Wouldn't that just put them out of a job? :wink:
Who was it who advised a prominent physicist to abandon physics back in the 19th century as everything had already been solved so it was dead. I think even with a TOE it has an almost infinite number of applications, so I don't think it'd kill physics stone dead. You're right though it'd certainly make physics less interesting. I think it's for this reason I don't find chemistry that interesting or at least at A' level (college level UK 16-18) where everything is pretty much just so.
 
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if you think about it, is there any rationale as to why a "Theory of Everything" should exist? Suppose 'THE THEORY' it's just not there, and quantum mechanics and general relativity were not meant to be reconciled within a higher framework?
String theory has been around for about 40 years yet what has it yielded other than more complexity?
I'm not advocating that we quit seeking the Theory, but just being a devil's advocate with respect to the big picture. I mean, we are searching for something that we are sure is there without stopping to ask, why are we sure it's there?
 
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Raise your hand if you watched the vidoes I posted...............anyone? anyone?

Oh, I guess were just talking nonsense.
I watched them, thanks alot for posting them!! And then I ended up downloading about 3-4 hours worth of related videos, so I have something to do today, besides read Lee Smolin's book, "What's Wrong With Physics." Which is an excellent book on this topic by the way, along with Peter Woit's "Not Even Wrong," and Brian G reene's "The Fabric of the Cosmos," which has a fascinating section on the question "what is time?"
 
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if you think about it, is there any rationale as to why a "Theory of Everything" should exist?
If you think about it, is there any reason why the orbits of stars and planets should be related with the fall of stones down on Earth ? Is there any reason why the interactions between magnets should be related with the radiation of heat by black bodies, or lightning ? Is there any reason why the forces that holds the nucleui together should be described in the same language as the interaction responsible for the radioactive processes, a language which happens to have been discovered to describe electromagnetism ?

There is at least one rationale, historically this is what people have been doing, and they met more success than the could even hope for. In addition, string at first was not meant to be a TOE. This picture was more or less forced upon us by the theory.

It's funny, yesterday I was having a drink with my ol' russian fellaw. He went like this about string theory
String theory is similar to an alien spaceship fallen from the skies. We have never seen anything comparable in beauty and complexity (which seems paradoxical !) and we have no clue as to what to do with it or what it is good for. Most people are trying to understand it by studying some kind of detail. Some are looking at the springs and shock absorbers, others are looking at the exhaust system, and all are fascinated. They finally came to the conclusion that all those parts of the alien spaceship must be related with each other somehow.

Meanwhile, our only hope is that a scientist studying at trees minding his own business might someday fall into the command room.
 

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