Why Searching for a Theory of Everything Is Better Than Finding It

Theoretical Physicist and Science Educator
April 9, 2017

It’s no surprise that understanding highly abstract mathematics can be challenging, says theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss. The organ of your body that does the understanding — the brain — is like the organ that does the waste processing — the kidney. Both are products of millions of years of evolution, and neither will change overnight. The type of thinking that helped us survive on the African savannas doesn’t help us grasp quantum mechanics. We should expect to not understand everything about the universe, and to keep asking questions…

Lawrence Krauss' most recent book is The Greatest Story Ever Told -- So Far: Why Are We Here?.