comes into the world has to make sense of it for
their own security and peace of mind. The Universe
is a very big place, and it’s easy to get
lost. I was no different.
The Universe consists of billions of galaxies and
each galaxy has an uncountable number of stars.
This alone should be enough for us to ponder. Yet
in addition to the vast expanding heavens, we observe
the radiance of the earth and its kaleidoscope of
creatures, colors and ecological patterns, in harmony
with the motions of the sun and moon.
As we look more deeply at the scale of things above
and below us - seas, mountains and the grandeur
of the heavenly skies – we are forced to question
our own existence. Because we have minds and the
ability to question, certainly everybody has sufficient
reason to ask themselves what it all means?
In recent decades physicists, in their pursuit of
scientific truths, have unearthed a hidden order
in nature; some have called it the Cosmic Code.
Based on this order, scientists aim to uncover a
grand unifying Theory of Everything.
If ever this order is decoded, it is envisioned
by some that all fields of knowledge could be linked
together. In view of this astounding possibility,
world renowned physicists have commented:
"If we do discover a complete theory, it should
in time be understandable in broad principle by
everyone, not just a few scientists. Then we shall
all, philosophers, scientists and just ordinary
people, be able to take part in the discussion of
why it is that we and the universe exist. If we
find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate
triumph of human reason- for then we would truly
know the mind of God." 1
|(Stephen W. Hawking, A Brief History
of Time, 1988)