Explanations That Transform the World
Progress that is both rapid enough to be noticed and stable enough to continue over many generations has been achieved only once in the history of our species. It began at approximately the time of the scientific revolution, and is still under way. It has included improvements not only in scientific understanding, but also in technology, political institutions, moral values, art, and every aspect of human welfare.
How much can our four deepest theories of the world explain?
A new, integrated and rational world view based on four main strands:
- Quantum physics and its many-universes interpretation
- The theory of evolution (Darwin/Dawkins)
- The theory of computation (quantum computation)
- The theory of knowledge (Karl Popper), explanation and understanding