The British Academy Film Awards panel (2015) chose Eddie Redmayne as the best film actor of the year for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in, ‘The Theory of Everything’ (ToE).
I believe I’m right in saying that the real-life quest of Stephen Hawking has been to find a single over-arching theory able to explain in comprehensible form the physical aspects of the universe, its origin and continuum. The two main commonly accepted, but incomplete theories are the theory of general relativity (GR) and the theory of quantum field technology (QFT). Each is a cohesive theory, but they are incompatible, and they cannot both be right.
What I am amazed at is the dedication of physicists in seeking the origins of the universe and of life. They believe they can find the answers in the science of metaphysics. What they don’t understand is that man is more than a number of chemical elements, and that life is more than theories pertaining to gravity and other forces. Many physicists accept they are rational beings, but they repudiate they have individual souls, and yet they admit to having a conscience. They inherently know when they act badly or well towards other human beings, and they may even want to make redress after acting badly.
The soul of a human - even that of a physicist - is what determines his fundamental nature. We know when a person acts kindly towards us; we know when he acts with love, and we know when he acts with hatred. The nature of his soul determines his actions.
Instead of being obsessed with finding a theory for explaining everything in terms of metaphysics, a more profitable subject for research may be looking into the origin of why man is so inhumane to his fellow beings. He who probes for an answer may conclude it is to be found in Genesis, chapter 3, verse 22, ‘Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil.” Man’s soul was corrupted at the time of the fall when Adam ate of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. (Genesis 2:17) Prior to that time he had no knowledge of evil. (Genesis 1:31)
The Theory of Everything (The Film)
The Theory of Everything