Why are the laws of physics the way they are?


Today I’m going to talk about an idea I’ve had for a few years. Before Einstein discovered his theory of general relativity the math behind it, about curved space was already discovered for a while, the same is true with the slow discovery of Quantum mechanics, before that started a lot of the math used to describe it was already discovered. In a universe where the math or the idea is always discovered before it is linked to physical properties one could imagine that the idea itself is the cause of the physical properties. So if you would discover something totally new something noone has ever thought of before that idea would create new laws for our universe to follow. At first thought you would think this doesn’t make any sense aren’t the laws of physics eternal governing over both todays world as that of the past. But once you realise that essential things such as nuclear physics can be explained by simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division it seems a little more plausible, but then you realise Mathematicians have made a lot more math than is used in physics or other sciences this must certainly be a problem? Well it doesn’t have to be, if you imagine that nature slowly tries to implant every idea into itself but tries to do it in a way that is still consistent with its previous state you would get something that slowly becomes more detailed and detailed, something that also happens to our understanding of the universe. In the end it is impossible to prove or disprove this idea at least it is for me, you could probably go a lot further in trying to if you had access to a lot of data and knew exactly when things where first thought of. Also to see that abstract math like the phibonacci series does find its way into nature check out Spirals Phibonacci and being a plant

4 thoughts on “Why are the laws of physics the way they are?

  1. The Idea described in this post is one which I made after one of my teachers tried to explain the concept of philosophical idealism to me which seemed practicly impossible to me, but it did set me thinking and this post is what I came up with, next time I’ll talk a little bit about philosophical realism and philosophical Idealism, but if you really want to understand it I would suggest other sources

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  2. Also there exists an RPG in which the magical things in the world are explained roughly by this same idea the RPG’s name is world of darkness ,I don’t know the edition, but I do remember that they did change the source where magic came from between some of the editions so I don’t know if it’s in all editions or just some.

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