What’s God Got to Do With Michio Kaku’s New Book, The God Equation ?Though the Victorians were certainly waiting for us (the society of jet planes, computers, GPS, genetic modification, and so on) to arrive, the Greeks were not. And now Kaku calls the final theory of the universe, much of which is unknown, and becoming more (rather than less) unknown, the “god equation. But there another god, the god of beauty, harmony, simplicity.” — Anna Hughes (@AnnaAjhughes408) The last attacked string theoreticians for their commitment not to reality but to a mathematics that’s beautiful, and, with string theorists like Kaku, beauty is synonymous with symmetry. This is certainly why Einstein, who began the whole God craze in physics, attacked the weirdness of quantum mechanics with this famous line: “God does not play dice. Since the Dutch moment of commercial dominance—the source of, indeed, Galilei’s world-smashing telescopes—there has been a sustained (or unbroken) advancement of sciences due to market-competitive pressures. Kaku, a man of science, has only taken our historically specific moment (our culture) and imposed upon it what he sees as the whole of human history.
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