RE: Hawking Awaits Unified Theory Proof

Pim van Meurs (
Sat, 7 Aug 1999 12:54:12 -0700

SJ: awking admits that "a so-called `theory of everything' to explain the universe
...might take longer than he had expected." and that "...we don't seem much
nearer to our goal".

SJ: But what is even more significant, is that Hawking admits that there might be
*no* `theory of everything':

And the relevance of this is???

SJ: The ancient Hebrew sage could have pointed out to Hawking that his quest to
"know the mind of God" (Hawking S.W., "A Brief History of Time, 1991, p185),
was impossible:

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the
hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning
to end." (Ecc 3:11).

It's always bad to mix science and religion. To suggest that this means that science might never find a
"theory of everything" is foolish.