About the book
Today, scientists describe the Universe mainly in terms of two theories: (1) Einstein's general theory of relativity (GTR), which describes the force of gravity and the large-scale structure of the Universe, and (2) quantum mechanics (QM), which describes the physics of the very small. However, as emphasized by Stephen Hawking and others, these two theories are known to be inconsistent with each other, so one needs to accommodate the gravitational force within the domain of QM by developing a quantum theory of gravity that will apply to both the large and small scales of the Universe. In a recent book entitled "The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything, Michio Kaku discusses the history and the nature of such a theory, which made significant progress during the 20th century through the development of the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics that represented the best understanding of the subatomic world at that time. Unfortunately, the SM makes no mention of the gravitational force. However, by removing several dubious assumptions made during the development of the SM, an alternative model, the Generation Model (GM), was developed from 2002-to 2019. The GM proposes that the gravitational force is not a fundamental force, as believed for centuries, but is a universal attractive, very weak residual interaction of the strong nuclear force, acting between the three massive particles, the proton, the neutron, and the electron, which are the constituents of a body of ordinary matter: this residual force provides a quantum theory of gravity. The main aim of this book is to discuss both the flaws of the SM and the GTR and also the considerable successes of the GM.