We live in a fizzy universe


We find ourselves in a bewildering world w w make sense of what we see around us and to nature of the universe. What is our place and where did it and we come from? Why is it the way it the The earliest theoretical attempts to describe and exp wn universe involved the idea that events and phenomena were controlled by spints with human e who acted in a very humanlike and unpredictable manner These spirits inhabited natural objects like rivers and mountains, including celestial bodies, like the sun and the moon. Gradually, however, it must have been noticed that there were certain regularities: the sun always rose in the east and set in the west, whether or not a sacrifice had been made to the Sun god. Further, the sun, the moon, and the planets followed precise paths across the sky that could be predicted in advance with considerable accuracy. The sun and the moon might still be gods, but they were go who obeyed strict laws, apparently without any exceptions if one discounts stones like that of the sun stopping for Joshua As the civilization developed, more and more laws were discovered and the archaic way of understanding and thinking the universe changed into scientific de an idea that there are well-defined laws that govern how the universe and everything in it developed in tim Although we have not yet found the exact form of all these laws but the most of the physicists are optimist that there must be a set of rules so complete that by studying them we could discover exactly what our universe is like? But the problem is that could we read through those rules in a life time? Many physicists believe would take you much less time than that. They think the rule book is short and that it contains a set of airly simple principles, perhaps even just one principle that lies behind everything that has happened, is happenung, and ever will happen in our universe-we call that set of rules the Theory of Everything digging in the ruins of the city of Ur in small unearthed an exquisite board with a few carved pieces. It is an elaborate game, know nothing of the rules by which it was played We can only deduce them from the design board and the pieces The universe is something like this a magnificeni elegant, and mystenous game. Clearly there are rules, but we whal have not been supplied with a rule book However, the universe is no beautiful, dead rolic like the game found at Un The game of the universe continues. We and everything we know about (and we do not) are in the thick of the play lf there a theory of everything, we and everything i the universe must be obeying its pnnciples, even while we try to discover what they are In the play Julius Caesar, Cassius tells Brutus, Men at sometimes are masters of their fate But are we really masters of our fate? Or is we and reordained? The argument for preordination used to be th God was omnipotent and outside Time But how then could we have any free will? And if we don’t have free will, how made can we be responsible for our actions? li can hardly be one’s fault if one has been preordained to rob a bank So wh cted should one be punished for it? From the above, it seems that there should cust a set o yed laws that determine bow the universe and everything in it developed in time (evolution of the universe from its initial state). These laws may have been ordained by God, But seems He does not intervene in the universe to break the laws The initial configuration of the universe may have been by God, it may been by the laws of In case, it would seem that in the universe would then be determined by evolution according to the laws of science, so it is difficult to see how we can be masters of our fate rules (a Theory of A major obstacle to find a set of Everything) is the Uncertainty Principle-we can not find exactly both the velocity (includes both speed and direction) and the position of be particle at the same time The more we measure the velocity, the less accurately we know the posituon, and vice versa It is luke seesaw when the accuracy of one goes up, the accuracy of other must go down It seems, at the level of very small, the quantum level, the Uncertainty Principle limits our ability to predict things. As all the matter in the universe is composed of Fermions and Bosons; and these are nothing but a quantum zoo of particles. If we are unable to predict the quantum leveled particles with certainty how could we hunt an ultimate theory that explains the fuzziness of the universe? I am a pessimist about the havoc: I think, our quest for an ultimate theory will not come to an end we could not peep at our Fortunes. theory, it should th However, if we do discover a complete in time be understandable in broad principle by everyone, not just a few scientists. Then we shall all, even just an ordinary people, be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph for the human reason-for then we would know the mind of God.



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