People say there are still unanswered questions in physics on, for example, what is graviton, dark matter or dark energy?
GUTUL also says while that is true, physics has already offered us a very clear “big picture” on the Universe.
The Universe is symmetrical or its nature is “change in form without change in nature.” On this subject, GUTUL recommends the following book:
Wilczek, Frank, 2016,
A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design,
New York: Penguin Books
The Universe is changing but conserved, and is conserved at a net zero of energy, entropy and momentum. On this subject, GUTUL recommends the following book:
Atkins, Peter, 2018,
Conjuring the Universe: The Origins of the Laws of Nature,
Oxford: Oxford University Press
The Universe is expanding at an accelerated rate, but the Universe is a closed system – meaning it is limited and has a boundary in space. When it comes to whether the Universe is limited on the time scale, the most plausible theory according to GUTUL is the theory of a Cyclic Universe – in which the current aeon (i.e. life) of the Universe started from the Big Bang and will end as a Big Chill. That Big Chill will then be transformed into a Big Bang which becomes the beginning of the next aeon (i.e. life) of the Universe. The Laws of Thermodynamics keep the Universe’s energy conserved at net zero and the Supermassive Black Holes keep the Universe’s net entropy conserved at zero. On this subject, GUTUL recommends Atkins’s and Wilczek’s books and the following one:
Penrose, Roger, 2017,
Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe,
Princeton: Princeton University Press
GUTUL therefore sees the following “big questions” as ludicrous and not worthy of an answer:
Why is there something rather than nothing?
The infinite divisibility problem
The first cause
Free will versus determinism
Materialism versus Idealism