The Pursuit of a Theory of Everything

1237 Words Jan 31st, 2018 5 Pages
This theory describes the fundamental building blocks of matter not as individual point-like particles, like electrons, but immensely small strings of energy (Duft). Different particles result from different vibrating patterns of the fundamental strings. When calculations are performed assuming our universe contains more than three dimensions, the mathematics is consistent and highly precise (Kaku). Supposing that this theory is shown to be experimentally valid, then all matter and natural forces could be traced back to how each string behaves to provide a Theory of Everything. Admittedly, experimental evidence for M-theory is difficult to obtain since, in essence, it would require ultra-sensitive detection of something smaller than a quark. However, an eleven-dimensional calculation has been used to explain the behavior of high-temperature superconductors that is simpler than a typical four-dimensional quantum theory is able to provide (Campbell). This provides evidence for the mathematics of String Theory in real-world circumstances that may one day extend to explain the fundamental forces. While String Theory is still far from proposing an experimentally tested Theory of Everything, it is the closest explanation to date and given more time it may prove to be correct.
Yet evidently, there are several flaws in arguing that String Theory will lead to the…
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