More Ramblings from a Los Angeles Programmer

March 21, 2007

But why do I care?

Filed under: mathematics — Josh DeWald @ 2:11 pm

The theory of everything in 248 easy steps

I’ve been seeing this a lot in the news now. I’ve diligently read 3 or 4 of the stories, all of which mention how this is super major news. It could mean we’ll finally be able to solve Grand Unfified Theory and full understanding of algebra and geometry. What I don’t get is how? I’m fairly certain that the article authors are barely grasping (based on the huge number of quotes) and sense that this is big news… though it could have something to do with the coolness factor of the fact that if they printed out the result it’s like the size of Manhattan or something.

Can somebody please explain to me what this really means? I even tried Wikipedia, normally a bastion of understandability, to no avail. Maybe I’m just dense and it’s blatantly obvious.

1 Comment »

  1. You are dense. 🙂 jk

    Comment by Ken Riggio — March 29, 2007 @ 12:53 am

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