From Quantum Frontiers, on the Theory of Everything:
When we think about the world around us, we go to our intuitions first as a starting point for any theory describing the multitude of possible experiences (observable states of the world). If we are to really get to the bottom of this process, it seems fruitful to ask “why do I assume this?” and “is that truly fundamental or can I derive it from something else that I already assumed was an independent axiom?” One of the postulates of quantum mechanics is the axiom corresponding to the evolution of states under Schrodinger’s equation. We will attempt to derive that equation from the other postulates in an upcoming post. Until then, your help is wanted with the march towards more fundamental principles that explain our seemingly self-evident truths. Question everything, especially when you think you really figured things out. Start with this post. After all, a theory of everything should be able to explain itself.
People who say that almost never really mean it.
They only mean: Help them gang up on what THEY don’t agree with.
See also: The Science Fictions series at your fingertips (cosmology).
and Commentator Ed Driscoll on Popular Science’s “No Comments” editorial tantrum …
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