Life, the Universe, and Everything (02:07)
Gabrielle Walker introduces her panel of experts and explains their credentials.
Sandu Popescu: The Pitch (02:16)
Popescu explains that scientists will never know if they have learned everything about the universe and compares it to playing chess.
Rufus Duits: The Pitch (04:04)
Duits describes how science is created using presupposed assumptions and provides examples.
David Malone: The Pitch (03:47)
Malone explains how theories regarding the universe have multiplied in recent years. Science is at a point where there will be a breakthrough in a few years that changes how individuals perceive the universe.
Is a Theory of Everything Possible? (13:45)
Popescu explains that scientists now believe there is a gap in scientific theory. The theory of microscopic particles explains chemistry, electricity, the property of materials, and nuclear forces. Duits describes how human consciousness will not be described by a grand unified theory of the universe.
Is Reality Beyond the Reach of Theory? (14:29)
Popescu describes how scientists can test whether rules change over time by making assertions as specific as possible. Duits questions what reality means. Malone asks whether human consciousness is only a result of particle physics.
Should We Abandon Grand Theories? (09:09)
Duits describes how he believes human beings respond to mathematical computations. Popescu feels that theoretical physicists should continue to examine a theory of everything. Malone thinks that scientists should create open theories, acknowledging that it could change.
Credits: Life, the Universe and Everything (00:21)
Credits: Life, the Universe and Everything
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