Einstein is considered a genius. I don’t think it’s because he was a great egg head – it was because he asked simple profound questions, and discovered some of the answers.
He wondered if the force due to gravity was the same as force due to acceleration, to speeding up. What if they were? He had a friend who was good at curvilinear coordinates and tensor algebra. With that kind if mathematics, you could describe such a world, and so emerged the General Theory of Relativity. It was very mathematical and complex, but it predicted the universe should be expanding. That seemed ridiculous, even to Al, but within a few years observational evidence suggested the universe is expanding. Everyone sat up and took notice of General Relativity. It also predicts gravity can bend light – and it seems to!
There are other forces – the weak and strong electromagnetic force, if you’re curious. Wouldn’t it be genius if we could have a theory that showed how these fundamental forces were linked. So far, the best we have come up with is strings, but no one is sitting up and taking notice.
However, a Jewish itinerant teacher once said “I am the Way, Truth, Life.” If you ponder that, it will dawn on you that that is actually a theory of everything. God’s gift of Jesus is pure genius. No strings attached.