General Theory of Everything
The General Theory of Everything (Polish: Ogólna Teoria Wszystkiego) is a sarcastic coinage of Stanisław Lem introduced in 1966. The biographical sketch of Ijon Tichy in "The Twenty-eighth Voyage" of Tychy's Star Diaries says that a grandfather of Ijon, Jeremiasz Tichy, "decided to create the General Theory of Everything, and nothing stopped him from doing this".
Apart of being a precursor of the term "Theory of Everything," the term GTE was used to characterize Lem's essays of fundamental character, such as The Philosophy of Chance and Science Fiction and Futurology.
- Krzysztof J. Kilian , "Sny o teoriach ostatecznych a problem przyszłości filozofii, ("Dreams about Ultimate Theories and the Problem of the Future of Phylosophy") ΣΟΦΙΑ, no. 8, 2008
- An annotation to Filozofia przypadku. Tom 1
- "Fantastyka i futurologia", at Lem's official website