Perspectives: Unifying the universe

 作者:滑哽     |      日期:2019-03-15 02:10:01
By Eric Chaisson We may see ourselves as distinct from the rest of the universe, and arbitrary boundaries of scientific disciplines may reinforce this, but an emerging theory of cosmic evolution challenges us to recognise how interconnected the universe really is, and how the processes that shape galaxies and stars also pave the way for human beings and their culture. Eric Chaisson outlines his unique “theory of everything”. AS WITH so many things, the Greeks had it about right. The most famous aphorism of Heraclitus, a philosopher who pre-dated Socrates, was: “Panta rhei kai ouden menei” or “everything flows, nothing stands still”. As scientists,