Unification/Theory of Everything/TOE/Feynman: If one day we find a "universal equation", one of its roots could be this number 1/4,170000000000000....
If we compare the time required by light to travel through a proton to the age of the universe, the answer is 1042. Thus it has the same number of zeros!
So it was suggested that the gravitational constant is connected to the age of the world. But if it is connected, it would have to change over time!
Vs: if that were the case, the world would have been 100° hotter at the time when life on it emerged, because it would have been closer to the sun. Life could not have developed._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
The Feynman Lectures on Physics. Vol. I, Mainly Mechanics, Radiation, and Heat, California Institute of Technology 1963
Vorlesungen über Physik I München 2001
The Character of Physical Law, Cambridge, MA/London 1967
Vom Wesen physikalischer Gesetze München 1993