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  Wikinfo | Theory of everything
In physics, a theory of everything (TOE) is a theory that unifies the four fundamental forces of nature: gravity, the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and the electromagnetic force, and is the goal of researchers in quantum gravity.
A theory of everything is needed to explain phenonmenon such as the big bang or gravitational singularities in which the current theories of general relativity and quantum mechanics self-destruct.
The primary problem in producing a theory of everything is that quantum mechanics and general relativity have radicially different descriptions of the universe, and the obvious ways of combining the two lead quickly to the renormalization problem in which the theory does not give finite results for experimentally testable quantities.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Theory_of_everything   (584 words)

 Theory Of Everything 1
The quantum theory explains three of the four forces (the weak, strong, and electro-magnetic forces) by postulating the exchange of tiny packets of energy, called "quanta." When a flashlight is turned on, for example, it emits trillions upon trillion of photons, or the quanta of light.
The quantum theory reduces "forces" to the exchange of discrete packet of energy or quanta, while Einstein's theory of gravity, by contrast, explains the cosmic forces holding the galaxies together by postulating the smooth deformation of the fabric of space-time.
The Theory of Everything is necessarily a theory of Creation, that is, it must necessarily explain everything from the origin of the Big Bang down to the lilies of the field.
www.surenet.net /~nagig/theory1.htm   (3665 words)

 Theory of everything - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In this view, String Theory would be considered a pseudoscience, where an unfalsifiable theory is constantly adapted to fit the experimental results.
Some supporters of the so-called Heim theory characterize this as a successful quantization of general relativity or even as a theory of everything, but neither of these claims are accepted in mainstream theoretical physics.
Gene Ray's Time Cube concept is an example of an amateur TOE that is quite well-known due to its overarching claims in combination with a lack of scientific grounding.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theory_of_everything   (1864 words)

 A theory of everything
A theory speaking to the simplicity and unity in Nature would seem to need to introduce the simplest principles by which gradients of forms and behaviors could be established.
This theory would seem to account for most everything as the universe is 99% spherical due to the presence of stars, atoms, and above-mentioned forms of biological life.
However, there are no theories to discuss the prospect that the electromagnetic waves generated by photons at the cutting edge of the universe precede the photons themselves.
www.mightymall.com /1st3seconds/theoryoe.html   (6046 words)

 Science in Space
String theory promises to revolutionise our understanding of the Universe by uniting the natural laws that govern space (general relativity) with the natural laws that govern atoms (quantum mechanics).
If you, like most of us mere mortals, are grappling with the theory of everything without a head for numbers, then you will have to sit back, take a deep breath and prepare to throw out everything you know about your world.
Everything, all the planets and galaxies of the Universe right down to the atoms on Earth, is made of string.
www.channel4.com /science/microsites/S/science/space/stringtheory.html   (201 words)

 Discussion Page - Theory of Everything
The "Theory of Everything" is a term originally coined by physicists to imply a general theory that beautifully and simplistically unites all current knowledge of our physical reality under one holistic description.
I would ordinarily leave the responsibility of presenting a theory of everything to the physicist, however there is little doubt that it would not include the relationship that mind and other mental constructs have to matter-energy and space-time by ignoring the presence of intelligence-consciousness.
The theory will be so bold as to suggest the presence of a creative force, which was and is one of the properties of the basic substance that permeates the universe.
www.supraconsciousnessnetwork.org /DPTheoryofeverything.htm   (2771 words)

 The Theory of Everything
The second theory is based on tiny discrete packets of energy (called "quanta") and explains the world of the very small, such as atoms and nuclei.
At present, the sole candidate for the theory of everything is superstring theory.
A Theory of Everything may also help explain the sticky paradoxes found in time travel stories,such as the grandfather paradox (what happens if you kill your ancestors before you are born).
www.firstscience.com /SITE/articles/kaku.asp   (2047 words)

 Theory Of Everything, The   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Finding such a theory has been the dream of physicists since the idea was first proposed by Isaac Newton, and lately, with technological advances bearing such names as particle accelerators and supercolliders, science is getting closer and closer to finding this theory.
There are two main theories that are used to describe everything; general relativity, proposed by Einstein and describing gravity as a result of curvature of space-time, and quantum mechanics, which describes force in terms of little packages (Bartusiak).
Everything in the creation of the universe, Polkinghorne says, is so "finely tuned" that those who choose to believe in a creator have plenty of room alongside scientific theory to see threads of intelligence, or God, behind the seeming chaos of the creation of the universe.
www.galactic-guide.com /articles/6R102.html   (2111 words)

 A Theory of Everything?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Although the superstring theory has been called the most sensational discovery in theoretical physics in the past decades, its critics have focused on its weakest point, that it is almost impossible to test.
Edward Witten, impressed by the vast new areas of mathematics opened up by the superstring theory, has said that the superstring theory represents "21th century physics that fell accidentally into the 20th century." This is because the superstring theory was discovered almost by accident.
The search for the theory of the universe is perhaps finally entering its last phase, awaiting the birth of a new mathematics powerful enough to solve it.
www.flash.net /~csmith0/theryall.htm   (4601 words)

 The Theory of Everything - Crystalinks
Current mainstream physics concepts require a TOE to unify the four fundamental interactions of nature: gravity, the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and the electromagnetic force; it should also explain the spectrum of elementary particles.
The only mainstream candidate for a theory of everything at the moment is superstring theory -- M-theory; current research on 'loop' quantum gravity may eventually play a fundamental role in a TOE, but that is not its primary aim.
Early 21st century theories of everything tend to suppose that the universe actually has more dimensions than the easily observed three of space and one of time.
www.crystalinks.com /theory_of_everything.html   (1100 words)

 Theory of everything (philosophy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In philosophy, a theory of everything or TOE is an ultimate, all-encompassing explanation of nature or reality.
Adopting the term from physics, where the search for a theory of everything is ongoing, philosophers have discussed the viability of the concept and analyzed its properties and implications.
David Chalmers argues that a theory of everything must explain consciousness, that consciousness does not logically supervene on the physical, and that therefore a fundamental theory in physics would not be a theory of everything.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theory_of_everything_(philosophy)   (754 words)

 A Theory of Everything?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In this setting, the phrase "Theory of Everything" was introduced and propagated by the public media.
First of all, the theory is not yet fully formulated, and when it is (which might still take decades) it is not entirely clear that it will be the last word in fundamental physics.
Furthermore, even if the theory is a complete description of quantum dynamics, it seems unlikely that it will also provide a theory of initial conditions, which is another key ingredient required to explain why we observe the particular universe that we do.
www.theory.caltech.edu /people/jhs/strings/str143.html   (308 words)

 NOVA | The Elegant Universe | A Theory of Everything? | PBS
From one principle—that everything at its most microscopic level consists of combinations of vibrating strands—string theory provides a single explanatory framework capable of encompassing all forces and all matter.
String theory proclaims, for instance, that the observed particle properties—that is, the different masses and other properties of both the fundamental particles and the force particles associated with the four forces of nature (the strong and weak nuclear forces, electromagnetism, and gravity)—are a reflection of the various ways in which a string can vibrate.
For this reason string theory is sometimes described as possibly being the "theory of everything" (T.O.E.) or the "ultimate" or "final" theory.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/elegant/everything.html   (1503 words)

 Michael Bérubé
Theory, as Bauerlein argues toward the end of his essay and as Patai and Corral argue in the introduction to Theory’s Empire, does not admit of criticism; and likewise, the different schools of Theory do not permit dissent from their premises.
Theory had in fact “declined” at Illinois between the late 1970s and late 1990s, but only because one or another of its aspects had become another name for business as usual.
For, while Theory has become a humdrum intellectual matter within the humanities and a nonexistent or frivolous one without, it has indeed acquired a professional prestige that is as strong as ever.
www.michaelberube.com /index.php/weblog/theory_of_everything   (3078 words)

 Theory of Everything
TOE is an acronym for Theory of Everything.
ToeQuest is a Quest for the Theory of Everything.
This forum is devoted to all topics specifically relating to String Theory--One of the front-runners for Theory of Everything.
www.toequest.com   (589 words)

 Theory of Everything
The unification of the theory of electricity with the theory of magnetism led to an understanding of light as electromagnetic radiation.
Quantum gravity is a type of quantum theory of elementary particles and their interactions that is based on the particle symmetry known as supersymmetry and that naturally includes gravity along with the other fundamental forces (the electromagnetic force, the weak nuclear force, and the strong nuclear force).
For string theory is a geometric theory, one that, like general relativity, describes objects and interactions through the use of geometry and does not suffer from infinites or what is called normalization problems such as quantum mechanics.
zebu.uoregon.edu /~js/21st_century_science/lectures/lec17.html   (3325 words)

DD's TOE throws melodion, flute, trumpet, freedom horn and other devices into a folky-funky-jazzy pop smorgasbord, all kept at an accessible altitude by catchy melodies and crafty-yet-sincere lyrics.
Formed in early 2003, the Theory of Everything represents a musical quantum leap forward, rounding out the space-folk sound with bass, drums, and an eclectic array of intruments such as melodion, flute, trumpet, sax, and flugle horn.
Darrin Drda's Theory of Everything is a band that puts Drda's folk songs to a rock sound, providing a variety of upbeat, catchy tunes.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/darrindrda   (577 words)

 Theory of Everything index
After I came up with my theory dictionaries have changed the way they describe suction, but my old dictionary describes suction: "as an act of sucking." This means that in the old days they had a better concept of reality than science does now.
I am almost certain that this theory predicts a Spiritual form of life, and a Spiritual form of life could have done something to cause stars to be created which would then create life as we know it.
It could anchor a galaxy, as long as the galaxy was not to forced to move by something else: such as a collision with another galaxy.
www.pioneer-net.com /~jessep   (1120 words)

 The quest for a theory of everything - Mysteries of the Universe - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Now they’re seeking the ultimate prize: a “theory of everything” that could reveal a bizarre realm of interdimensional wormholes and time warps.
The concept is called “superstring theory,” because theoreticians imagine the core components of the universe as tiny loops of string or membranes vibrating in 10 dimensions.
Even if the theory turns out to be right, probing the shrunken dimensions would require energies approaching the scale of the big bang — trillions of trillions of times more powerful than a hydrogen bomb.
msnbc.msn.com /id/3077361   (853 words)

 Max Tegmark's library: ``theory of everything''
We discuss some physical consequences of what might be called ``the ultimate ensemble theory'', where not only worlds corresponding to say different sets of initial data or different physical constants are considered equally real, but also worlds ruled by altogether different equations.
The only postulate in this theory is that all structures that exist mathematically exist also physically, by which we mean that in those complex enough to contain self-aware substructures (SASs), these SASs will subjectively perceive themselves as existing in a physically ``real'' world.
In addition, it may be possible to rule it out by comparing its a priori predictions for the observable attributes of nature (the particle masses, the dimensionality of spacetime, etc) with what is observed.
space.mit.edu /home/tegmark/toe.html   (671 words)

 Benjamen Walker's Theory Of Everything
This is another expanded piece from one of the TOE radio shows - but I thought I should put it up in all its glory.
TOE contributor and friend Tim Kreider had a great op-ed in yesterday's New York Times on the subject of Pluto READ
Bonobo is probably TOE's most favorite music to make radio to.
www.toeradio.org   (2192 words)

 The Theory of Everything   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In the last two decades string theory has emerged as the leading candidatefor a unified description of the fundamental particles and forces in natureincluding gravity.
As a theory of quantum gravity string theory is at presentour best hope to give concretely computable answers to fundamental questionssuch as the underlying symmetries of nature, the quantum behaviour of flholes, the existence and breaking of supersymmetry, and the quantum treatmentof singularities.
String theory is based on the (deceptively simple) premise that at Planckianscales, where the quantum effects of gravity are strong, particles areactually one-dimensional extended objects.
www.mmsysgrp.com /QIS/mtheory.htm   (1073 words)

 Theory of Everything - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Theory of Everything - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Theory of Everything (TOE), theoretical framework that, if discovered, would provide a unified description of all the forces of nature.
Einstein, Albert (1879-1955), German-born American physicist and Nobel laureate, best known as the creator of the special and general theories of...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Theory_of_Everything.html   (164 words)

 Evicting Einstein
In fact, it was by measuring the bending of starlight by the sun during a solar eclipse in 1919 that Sir Arthur Eddington first tested Einstein's theory of general relativity.
The 0.02 µas accuracy of LATOR is good enough to reveal deviations from Einstein's relativity predicted by the aspiring Theories of Everything, which range from roughly 0.5 to 35 µas.
Many of the candidates for a "Theory of Everything" predict the existence of a scalar field that permeates the universe.
science.nasa.gov /headlines/y2004/26mar_einstein.htm?list951985   (1636 words)

 The Grand Unified Theory
Everything starts to go wrong here, because these later external force visitations are by his definition impulse forces and are of an mv nature [Aristotle and Quantum].
Everything has a circular (basic) existence and has a periodic and repeating life.
Everything about nature seems to be all about keeping regular time.
www.unifiedtheory.org.uk   (7038 words)

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