There will never be a scientific unified theory of everything. Simply because the mind consistently looks to define while the universe exists on infinite layers of existence. Which are both true and not true at the same mpment. How can something be true and not true at the same time ? But then we have always lived with that dichotomy. We learn to evaluate space and objects through measurements in the three dimensions. We learn to perceive distance, which we can measure. Even unamiganibly large distances in terms of ‘light years’. We learn and are adhered to the linearity of ‘time’. Time is running out is something we always say.
Yet we live in a universe that cannot be be measured. It is infinite. We learn to ‘fix’ the beginning of time from different contexts. For science it was the Big Bang, for Religion it was – for example – ‘and God said ‘let there be light;. But essentially we cannot imagine the end or the beginning of time simply because there is none. We cannot measure or imagine the end of the Universe simply there is none. Our concepts of measurement exist only as contexts between two measurable points. Take one away then there is no context and therefore no ability to measure.
So why are we willing to live with this anomaly ? Where time and our universe are both immeasurable and measurable at the same ‘time’. Because if time has no beginning and no end, then it does not have linearity, and the oft repeated phrase ‘time is running’ is false. But then all our five senses are telling us it IS running out. Our body clock tells us we are getting older. So here is the issue – we sense the body clock running out and watch our skin wrinkle and we give this process of aging a value of ‘time’. Yet this is not the same ‘time’ that is eternal, for which we can imagine neither a beginning nor an end. Time too has a different interpretation depending upon how you ‘look’ at it.
Similarly the universe is both measurable and immeasurable at the same moment. And if the universe is infinite then there can no measurable distance between two points in space – how can you measure the distance between yourself and infinity – for there is none ! In fact then there are simply no two points in space. There is no point, because even a point is imagined as a dot that has measurement. In an infinite universe therefore there is nothing. And in time with no beginning and no end, there is no decipherable moment even. Just an eternity. Is there a unified theory of ‘eternity’ ?
Imagine this. from nothing to almost everything. Everything contained in nothing. Depending upon which way you look at it. Like the snap of a magicians finger and you are embroiled in life, death, science, logic, relationships, hunger, sex, yearning, fear, pollution, global warming, job, ambition, internet, facebok …..
and another snap of the finger and ….. nothing. Just eternity. No observer, no observed – Everything JUST IS. Or is not as some will argue….
….Looking at ourselves in the linear time and measurable space matrix, we do get a glimpses of eternity through emotion. And faith. We use the word ‘eternal’ when we talk about love, and then quickly get back to measurable perception and start to be afraid of the end of the ‘eternal’ love. But for a brief moment we do explore infinite space and time. We use faith often to develop mythology around the universe in circular story telling like the Mahabharath with worlds of Gods and humans interacting in never ending cycles. The concept of God is a deep subconscious connection with nothingness – with eternity – that we hang on to – but we bring that back to world of the measured and destroy each other.
We have lived in that dichotomy always, looking for reality by defining truth as a singularity – yet the Universe exists in every truth that you imagine, but also at the same time and moment it does not exist in that truth either. It is the search for one or the other, for the one truth, for the singular answer, the need to define, this or that rather both, that will stop us discovering the unified theory of everything. Fascinating as the string theory is.
I prefer to live in emotion. I try and look at everything emotionally . That stops me form taking in extreme definitions and allows me to access feelings and insights beyond the measurable, the defined world. zi will talk about that too, if some one asks,