FiddleMath wrote:If string theory is untestable because different values of its parameter space make lots of things possible, why not test the hypothesis "String theory is true, and these parameters are in the following ranges..."?
zombie_monkey wrote:You know those "science" books with ridiculous names that make you cringe when poeple talk about them? I've never managed to make myself consider it seriously, even though it was widely publicised -- the tone was always too similar to that kind of pseudosience. Now it seems my intuition was right, as it's soon to go out of fashion even among the kind of people who buy such books.
Tolchok wrote:And then there's things that, as far as I know, they haven't even tried to prove. "The strings are ten dimensional." Why 10? A random number generator said so? It was a nice, round number? You pulled it our of a hat? That just reduces the credibility of the theory.
mosc wrote:Endless Mike wrote:The military wrote custom PS3 software and bought a bunch of them for some very specific application.
A modern warfare lan party, duh.
Great talk, not about string theory, but..well, just jump to the 49th minute.
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