In his argument against physicalism (physical nature is all there is), Tim Andersen draws from the 19th-century philosopher Schopenhauer the concept of Will as the basis of all reality.
Well, ugly is as ugly does. String theory sounds beautiful but unrealistic.
From a religious perspective, miracles are direct actions by God. They need not involve violations of laws of nature.
Scientists weigh in on both sides but accepting free will allows us to avoid some serious problems around logic and personal freedom.
We’d have to guess that Stephen Wolfram’s attempt at a Theory of Everything didn’t solve all the problems. At any rate, by the time we get down to “a theory of every thing requires that one not start with a thing,” it’s not easy to distinguish science from Zen. But then maybe that’s the idea.
He recommends Bohmian mechanics, saying that it “accurately extends and reinterprets Bohr’s original ideas of complementarity, putting them on a more solid mathematical footing”.