## Key Concepts

The theory of everything described in this paper is a conjecture that starts with a firm conviction that energy, space and time are the only real things in the universe . That means that the universe is really nothing more than energy fluctuations in warped space-time. This leads to our perception of all of the quantum particles and the three quantum forces; the electromagnetic force, the strong force, and the weak force. The only real force is gravity.

When we say “the universe” that’s what we’re talking about.

The next step emerges from the realization that the conservation of energy and the law equating energy to mass times the speed of light squared apply to all energy and distance scales and that together they constrain the evolution of the universe and everything in it.

The resulting theory provides an explanation for dark energy, dark matter, particle mass, the quantum characteristics of particles, and the evolution of the universe including its beginning and possible end with no need for extra-dimensional string theory, supersymmetric particles, an inflaton or a graviton.

It also leads to a plausible explanation of why quantum field theory can be used to explain the way particle physics works and why it makes such accurate predictions even though space-time is continuous. This eliminates the need to formulate a quantum theory of gravity to resolve the apparent inconsistency between general relativity and quantum mechanics. Instead a continuous theory of quantum mechanics does the trick.

When we say “the universe” that’s what we’re talking about.

The next step emerges from the realization that the conservation of energy and the law equating energy to mass times the speed of light squared apply to all energy and distance scales and that together they constrain the evolution of the universe and everything in it.

The resulting theory provides an explanation for dark energy, dark matter, particle mass, the quantum characteristics of particles, and the evolution of the universe including its beginning and possible end with no need for extra-dimensional string theory, supersymmetric particles, an inflaton or a graviton.

It also leads to a plausible explanation of why quantum field theory can be used to explain the way particle physics works and why it makes such accurate predictions even though space-time is continuous. This eliminates the need to formulate a quantum theory of gravity to resolve the apparent inconsistency between general relativity and quantum mechanics. Instead a continuous theory of quantum mechanics does the trick.