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Posted by Mike Banks on June 25, 2001 17:19:33 UTC

When leading scientists publicly predict that science will soon reach its ultimate goal, that within a decade everything will be explained, you can be sure that they are wrong. A century ago one of the leading scientists of the day, Lord Kelvin, stated that the future of physics lay "in the last decimal place." All the main problems, he declared, had been solved, only further accuracy was needed. Yet within two decades, the discovery of radioactivity, the theory of relativity, and the development of quantum mechanics had thoroughly transformed physics and profoundly changed humanity's view of the universe. Today we again hear renowed scientists, such as Stephen Hawking, claiming that a "Theory of Everything" is within their grasp, that they have almost arrived at a single set of equations that will explain all the phenomena of nature - gravitation, electricity and magnetism, radioactivity, and nuclear energy - from the realm of atoms to the realm of the galaxies and from the beginning of the universe to the end of time. And once again, they are wrong. For quietly, without much fanfare, a new revolution is beginning which is likely to overthrow many of the dominant ideas of today's science, while incorporating what is valid into a new and wider synthesis.

- Taken from the book "The Big Bang Never Happened" written by Eric J. Lerner


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