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Two Theories of Everything!?

I had this thought while at work today:

Assume for a moment that the physicists found the long sought after 'Theory of Everthing' - A mathematical theory that accounts for all experimentally observed phenomema. What would happen if two such theories could be found? I mean if there were two seperate theories that both gave correct answers/predictions for everything?

Which one would nature really be running on? Or is it possible that nature could run on both - but surely nature runs in only one way? Or can all mathamatical theories that give the same answers be amalgamated into one theory?

Anyway, I hope that's enough to get a disscusion going - I'm looking foward to hearing from someone with a deeper understanding of the Maths/Nature relationship than I have.

Cheers in advance!

TAGGED: MATH, PHILOSOPHY, PHYSICS, SCIENCE


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