Enough Already With This 'Theory Of Everything'

— 13.7 Cosmos and Culture

Last week I wrote about some of the themes from my book A Tear at the Edge of Creation. Today, I want to briefly state the reasons why a so-called "Theory Of Everything" (TOE) is an impossibility. We have to do away with this idea for once and for all.

First, let me say what a TOE really means. It is not really a theory of "everything." It doesn't include biology, geology, psychology or the social sciences in general. It doesn't even include chemistry, although some physicists may (wrongly) say that chemistry is contained in physics. A TOE focuses on explaining the material composition of the Universe at its most fundamental level and how these tidbits of stuff interact with one another.

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