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The Final Theory: Rethinking Our Scientific Legacy (Second Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Mark McCutcheon
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Our search for ultimate understanding -- the Theory of Everything -- has long been the quest of such great scientists as Aristotle, Newton, Einstein, Hawking and many others, and is expected to transform science, providing clarity and understanding that is unknown today, ideally via one single overlooked principle in nature. So far, this quest has produced theories such as Special Relativity, General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, and such recent proposals as "Dark Matter" and "Dark Energy" in cosmology. Yet these all suffer serious internal problems and compatibility issues with each other, introducing even more questions, mysteries and paradoxes -- and often even violations of our laws of physics upon closer examination. As a result, the Theory of Everything continues to elude us, leaving a fractured and divided scientific community with no clear direction forward.

The Final Theory shows why this is occurring, exposing centuries of well-intentioned but ultimately misguided scientific thought, and showing that the various known energy phenomena around us are actually the manifestation of a single unifying scientific principle that we have overlooked or misunderstood for centuries. This new principle explains and unites all known phenomena, such as gravity, light, electricity, magnetism and atomic structure, replacing many of today's theories and beliefs with this single scientific principle -- a true candidate for the final Theory of Everything that demystifies and explains our world!

New in the 2010 edition:

* 25% new and extended material
* Analysis of the logical fallacies behind many of our current theories and beliefs
* Simple experiments exposing current flaws and supporting the new principle
* Important new sections on General Relativity, the Crisis in Cosmology and more

The Final Theory is a critically important account of the state of today's science, and the next likely way forward.

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  • File Size: 1398 KB
  • Print Length: 467 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1599428660
  • Publisher: Universal-Publishers (July 13, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005CPVGRE
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405 of 472 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Logic Puzzle July 22, 2003
Format:Paperback
The book is fascinating.
I was afraid that the author was going to write "God did it", but this is actually a serious effort to present an alternative, scientifically-derived view of the universe and its forces that differs markedly from our current Standard Theory.
Does he succeed?
Well, that is the fun of the book.
He "must" be wrong, but WHY is he wrong?
You'll come up with easy "gotchas", but he's a step ahead of you.
Certainly the book does any serious reader a good service by assembling in one place the irreducible problems of our current Standard Theory. Of course scientists know these problems, but here they are assembled clearly and sharply demonstrated; a useful antidote to those of some scientific exposure who are too likely to think "We know the answers to most things". We don't, and professional scientists know we don't. Our models, of gravity, of energy, are that: models, and there are flaws in the models.
Another interesting feature of the book is the presentation of enough scientific hisory to see clearly the assumptions, and possible errors, made in forming our Standard Model.
Does this mean that the author's theory is right, and the Standard Theory is "wrong"?
Not necessarily.
It means that both are models of reality, and like any model, the truth is to be found only through empirical testing.
The book is worth reading, even though the ideas in it are iconoclastic; perhaps BECAUSE they are iconoclastic. It took guts to write this book and present it as a scientific text. If you are scientifically educated, the book WILL make you think (once you get past the initial desire to simply dismiss it with a wave of the hand).
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414 of 489 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A New Paradigm August 5, 2003
By Garth
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book for anyone that has ever wondered about how scientific views can change. Reading this book made me realize how early scientists must have felt trying to convince the people of their time that the earth revolved around the sun, and not the other way around.
This book presents some novel solutions for perplexing questions that most of us have forgotten that we ever asked. For example, why does a magnet never seems to lose energy? Why is gravity never depleted no matter how much we use it? How does a light bulb glow if it has the same number of electrons come out as go into it? The solution proposed in this book provides an answer for all of these questions as well as other anamolies in such things as the flight pattern of some of the space probes, behaviours of some comets, and waste heat in superconductivity,
Like any theory (including Newton's and Einstein's) there are some unanswered questions, but for anyone with an open mind, this book provides some new and interesting perspectives. If you want a physics textbook don't read this book. If you want to get a better understanding of science and a potential new physics that could emerge then definitely buy this book and read it.
Is it right? Who knows. Is it interesting? Definitely.
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345 of 407 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Future of Science? June 18, 2004
Format:Paperback
This is truly an outstanding book. I have been searching for a long time to find a sensible secular scientific explanation of the universe.

Currently the standard theory, representing the opinion of the majority of researches from various disciplines, has all the hallmarks of a theory in collapse. The latest information from the Chandra deep field infa-red and X-ray survey (showing complete stars and galaxies at extreme distances have a quite normal stellar population), the Sloan Digital Sky high definition galaxy survey (showing a pattern that is not indicative of current theory), gravitational anomalies from orbital data receives by deep space probes, the necessity for introducing unreal amounts of dark matter and energy to account for galactic orbital characteristics, the failure to find evidence of gravitational particles or mediators at CERN, tends to confirm this state of affairs.

With the arrival of McCutcheon's book the 'Final theory' I feel at last I have found a solid theory realistically built on simple basic principles from the ground up. McCutcheon, in an almost kindly way, leads us gently to inescapable conclusions. His clear cut, precise and rational explanations are beautiful to follow. So much so it is quite clear that the single principle elucidated by McCutcheon and from which he draws the understanding of all physical phenomena, from the atom to the galaxy and everything in-between, must surely replace our current thinking.
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429 of 507 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Look at the gaps of modern knowledge! May 21, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Thought provoking and entertaining points at the gaps of modern science and offers a challenging alternative. To see how these gaps are created and what can emerge from them you should also buy Eugene Savov's Theory of Interaction the Simplest Explanation of Everything.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Scientific Drivel - vain and stupid in the extreme.
Sir Isaac Newton’s published his three laws of motion in 1689 and these laws have been repeatedly ratified for over 300 years. Read more
Published 4 months ago by KauKau
2.0 out of 5 stars Not well written
The book repeats same statement many time even within same chapter. As I read the book, it had no impact on my interest rather it became boring soon due to repetition of same... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Hasanur R Khan
2.0 out of 5 stars Too dense
Too dense a book to read in an orderly manner. Perhaps can be used to debate over beers certainly not too serious to be considered theory.
Published 7 months ago by federico pacheco r
5.0 out of 5 stars Got stuck on chapter two
Got stuck on chapter two as I just could not comprehend a certain illustration. Not being into math so much, was one thing, but the concept was really cool to think about, and... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Michael D. Kast
1.0 out of 5 stars Crackpot science at its worst
This is the worst kind of pseudo-scientific nonsense. I'm dismayed that people so readily accept this garbage. People praising this book need to actually learn real physics. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jim
1.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably Wrong
For those who can't wade through the author's verbiage: his "answer" is that matter expands, and his explanation is grossly flawed. It explains nothing. Read more
Published 19 months ago by E. Reel
1.0 out of 5 stars A strange book
This book has a lot of positive comments to back it up. The author uses a system of pictograms to alert the reader that something is illogical, is difficult to understand, violates... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Lars Hoej
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I was disappointed by this book : it takes a great deal of time deconstructing existing theories with arguments that are not fully proven while teasing the reader about the "new"... Read more
Published on August 19, 2012 by rlperrier
1.0 out of 5 stars Not all theories are created equal
After reading several chapters, I found the hype surrounding this book to be misleading. Obviously, the standard theories are still being changed, as all theories are. Read more
Published on July 20, 2012 by Dave D. Hochstein
5.0 out of 5 stars Outside The Theoretical "Party Line"
I recommend The Final Theory to theoretical astrophysicists and amateur astrophysicists, like myself. Read more
Published on July 5, 2012 by George McCullough
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More About the Author

Mark McCutcheon holds a combined Electrical Engineering / Physics degree including advanced courses in Quantum Mechanics, Special Relativity and Nuclear Physics, and has worked with various research and development teams in both the telecom industry and in basic science research at several university physics labs.

Despite a conventional scientific education and career, and a passion for science, Mr. McCutcheon has always remained keenly aware that there are many unsolved mysteries, unanswered questions and unresolved paradoxes in today's scientific beliefs. As such, he was well prepared for the inspiration that led to the groundbreaking new scientific paradigm presented in his best-selling science book, The Final Theory: Rethinking Our Scientific Legacy.


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