The theories of modern physics have been extremely successful in helping us to predict
the course of physical phenomena with a very high degree of accuracy. We can manipulate
and control the world in amazing ways, providing the basis for our advanced technological
culture. But our ability to understand nature has not kept pace — and we still do
not have a unified model which brings the various theories and forces together.
This book argues that the key to addressing both these problems is based upon a very
old idea, one that was also introduced into the new physics many years ago by the
great quantum theory pioneer Niels Bohr. The thesis is called complementarity, and
the task is to transform that concept into a powerful and sophisticated general tool
of analysis which can be applied pervasively to all phenomena. Put in a nutshell,
the mission of this work is to demonstrate that complementarity represents the central
organizing principle of nature — and as such should also serve as the core of a coherent
model of nature.
The Complementary Nature of Reality is a bold and provocative work that will challenge
many fundamental premises about the world in which we live.