General Science and Philosophy


Will We Ever Have a Purely Mathematical Proof of the Existence of the Universe?

Authors: Alexandre Harvey-Tremblay

Suppose for a moment that physicists discovered the formulation of the ultimate theory of everything (ToE) which explains all physical phenomenas. This is a remarkable achievement no doubt. But, what is to stop someone from asking; “Why this theory and not another?”. In other words, can it prove its own uniqueness? Surely this question will be asked. Some, like myself, would consider this question to be one of the most philosophically important questions of the theory. So, what requirements must an eventual ToE have to be able to provide an answer to this very question?

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