Science: Near the End?

Modern physics, proprietor of the atom, may be running out of worlds to conquer. In the current Physics Today, Physicist George Gamow explains that physics is still delving deep into mysteries, but may wind up its unfinished business as soon as it figures out the relationships between four basic values. Then, says Gamow: "We will be able to say that physical science has reached its end . . . and that all that remains is ... minor details . . . and adoration of the completed system. At that stage, physical science will enter...

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