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Single Idea 21110

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 2. Reduction]

Full Idea

Once we understood the fundamental laws that govern forces of nature at its smallest scales, all of these current mysteries would be revealed as natural consequences of these laws.

Gist of Idea

An understanding of the most basic physics should explain all of the subject's mysteries


Lawrence M. Krauss (A Universe from Nothing [2012], 08)

Book Reference

Krauss,Lawrence M.: 'A Universe from Nothing' [Simon and Schuster 2012], p.122

A Reaction

This expresses the reductionist view within physics itself. Krauss says the discovery that empty space itself contains energy has led to a revision of this view (because that is not part of the forces and particles studied in basic physics).