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  1. Introduction
  2. Pathological science
  3. The major milestones on the road to the atomic bomb
  4. The Hubble Space Telescope: Coalition Building
  5. Albert Einstein
  6. Conclusion
  7. Reference list

This is a theory that represents the ultimate goal of science. It seeks to discover what the basic components of the material world are and what equations can be used to describe their movements. In refers to the discipline of physics and it is a theory that brings together the four fundamental forces of nature, which are gravity, electromagnetic forces, and then strong and weak nuclear forces.

There have been many scientists and theorists that have posited their own theory of everything but none have emerged as successful against experimental scrutiny. These theories are different from grand unified theories (GUTs) because they so not try and unite all of the fundamental forces other than gravity. It is relevant in the course particularly because there is much discussion about the role it plays in physics and the physical sciences as a whole. According to Laughlin and Pines, this theory will not uncover much of great importance. They argue that the organizing principles ?break the link between complex emergent phenomena and the microscopics? and this is problematic because even if the Theory of Everything were altered, the core phenomena would remain the same, meaning that the Theory of Everything would in fact be somewhat pointless.

[...] effect remains close to the limits of detectability; it makes claims of great accuracy, it puts forward fantastic theories contrary to experience, criticism are met by ad hoc excuses and the ration of supporters to critics rises up to 50% and then falls gradually to oblivion.? The term became relevant with the study of cold fusion. In March of 1989 when electrochemists Martin Fleishmann and Stanley Pons came up with early theories about cold fusion there began to emerge great skepticism about the theory. [...]

[...] After completing his education at the University of Zurich he developed the special theory of relativity, had an explanation for the photoelectric effect and studied the movement of atoms which he used the Brownian movement to justify his theory. He was recognized for his significant work in the field of theoretical physics for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. (Wolfson, 2003). Einstein did much throughout his career that is worthy of praise, but of notable interest was the way he did his early work on the theory of relativity in 1905. [...]

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