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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
Einstein, allegedly, searched for the ultimate theory to explain everything in one theory - I have figured it out. How do I get this published or atleast get credit for the idea.

It truly does explain everything from space (creation) to relationships, to an apple, even the apple seed. Or why our plant is "alive" and others are "dead". Even thinking about it now based on my theory there should be lots of planets that are "alive" with different systems (forces of nature) cycling them, and even more so that every planet at one time was alive, or will be in the future.

If you are interested in my theory let me know via email what I should do. (This is not a joke, I really do think Iíve figured out the "theory of everything" please help.)
- Jeff Coplin (age 27)
Newbury Park, CA, USA
A:
Jeff- There are many people who believe they have figured out a theory of everything. So far, none of these has panned out. Maybe someday one will.
Based on experience, my guess is that your theory is unlikely to be correct, and that it is also unlikely to make it past peer review into a standard journal. Actually, that's also based on the content of what you write, which seems to identify the planetary scale (on which all indications are that the laws of physics are uniform) with some sort of radically different scale of spacetime structure, in which variations are conceivable.
There are physics forums () on which ideas can be posted and discussed. Then, if it turns out you really do have a great idea, there will be a good trail to show that it was yours.

Mike W.

(published on 10/22/2007)

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