“Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters. Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard.” -Robert Jackson
Ever since we began uncovering the laws of nature, humanity has looked for a way to simplify them. We attempt to create an overarching framework that encapsulates all the different particles, interactions, forces, and concepts into a single, unified, simpler structure. From this, then, we can derive all the non-fundamental laws and rules, obtaining the complex Universe we see today.
But this idea has its challenges: the complexity of what we know today requires that new symmetries must exist in order to create this unification we seek. And those symmetries, then, must be broken today, which predicts the existence of new particles and interactions in addition to the ones we already know. Yet we’ve searched for these with great rigor, and none of it has come to fruition. Still, the hope of unification exists.