[FOM] Godel's First Incompleteness Theorem as it possibly relates to Physics

John McCarthy jmc at cs.stanford.edu
Sun Oct 12 10:18:23 EDT 2008

The incompleteness of present physics is more drastic than the
incompleteness of arithmetic or set theory.  It isn't even known how to 
do elementary calculations taking all phenomena into account.

1. Einstein spent the last half of his life unsuccessfully trying to
unify general relativity with electromagnetic theory in a geometric

2. It is not known how to unify general relativity with quantum

3. These problems come before trying to get the ratio of the masses of 
the electron and proton as other than arbitrary constants.

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