21 December 2010

Mathematical difficulty

It is repeated over and over that the theory of everything requires complicated mathematics. This belief is so common and so deep that it is rarely challenged.

Why do people believe this? Is there the hidden idea that the world is complicated and difficult to understand? In the past centuries, physics has shown the opposite: time after time it was discovered that the world is simple. So the evidence points in another direction.

The belief that the theory of everything is complicated to understand is yet another type of ideology, contrary to all evidence known so far.


  1. TOE - a Theory of Our Everything - cannot be simple. Practice shows that we theoreticians are always right but in order to fit out right calculation results to the stupid nature experimental data we should repair mathematical formulas all the time.

  2. "A TOE cannot be simple." Why not? The past of physics has always favored the simple explanation.