"The Universe is out there, waiting for you to discover it." — Starts With a Bang tagline

"If you can tell Einstein’s equations what all the different types of matter and energy in the Universe are, and how they move and evolve over time, those same equations can tell you how space will curve and evolve — including by expanding or contracting — at any point in the past or future."

Ethan,

I have to tell you what follow in the same spirit of Giordano Bruno before he got burnt at the stakes for telling the "savants" of his time that they did not know what they were talking about when talking about the planets.

The problem with modern scientists is that they have not realized that the universe we know about is not the universe "out there" but the universe that we perceive from our human point of view.

We will understand the "universe in itself" when we understand ourselves in" quantum terms"--as we need to do now to solve the problems created by progress.

At the moment, we "know ourselves" but in "classical terms." That is why normal scientists cannot come up with a theory of everything.

Before they do, they will have first to understand that their specialized understandings are anomalies of evolution; that they are like museum visitors looking at masterpieces with a microscope. They know how the colors mixed on the background canvas but have lost the capacity to see the whole picture.

That is the Global Vision that I will expound in my PhD dissertation, which I am writing in absentia as a 76 yo learned-ignorant generalist of science, and a physicist-at-heart, with two general BA and one unspecialized MA in Zoo-Anthropo-Sociology, all intentionally undertaken to find out why specialists cannot formulate the present existential crisis of humanity in solvable terms.

Here is the title of my dissertation, which I will publish in Medium:

KNOW THYSELF IN QUANTUM TERMS: TOWARDS A THEORY OF EVERYTHING A Second Copernican Revolution Based on the Realisation that Human Understanding Is an Anomaly of Evolution

En bon entendeur,

Salut

PS

“[Il] est dangereux d’avoir raison dans des choses où des hommes accrédités ont tort.” Voltaire
"If the total scheme of nature required man to be a specialist she would have made him so by having him born with one eye and a microscope attached to it." Buckminster Fuller

I am a 74-year-old generalist, with two general BA and one unspecialized MA in ZooAnthropoSociology all undertaken to find out what’s wrong with humanity.