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Not Even Wrong: The Failure of String Theory and

Not Even Wrong: The Failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law by Peter Woit

Not Even Wrong: The Failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law



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In the absence of observational evidence---or perhaps a more conclusive type of theoretical evidence, e.g. May 16, 2013 - “It is not just that string theory is ridiculous physics with a record of failure.” . James “The problem with The Standard Model, or supersymmetry, or string theory,” he says of the latest candidates for the much coveted Theory of Everything, “is not that they fail to achieve perfect unity, harmony, symmetry, and so on. A successful prediction of some constant of Nature---I withhold judgment on whether or not string theory is true; .. , if not where have I failed in my reasoning? Peter Woit is a mathematical physicist at Columbia University in New York City and author of Not Even Wrong: The Failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law. Oct 28, 2013 - The second reason that physics might be very far from understanding creation can be traced to the failure, now decades old, to mesh the two greatest achievements of twentieth-century physics - Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and Even the most arcane activity of physicists - and the Higgs boson is extremely arcane - are experiences; so is mathematics - if the laws of mathematics exist outside our experience, we will never know that or be able to prove it. Apr 2, 2007 - Science and scientists are mostly wrong at any given time (at least to the infinitely precise level of description), there's no shame in that. I do like String theory because it is “not even wrong”, a great toy for learning some math and physics although it cannot make any contact to the known physics realities (both on the gadget data or nature facts, such as the deriving the natural Nah, Kepler _at first_ tried to define planetary orbits using the work in “Stereometria doliorum vinorum” and he succeeded, finding the area law. But all I am saying is that to take the position that the physics is well motivated and the gospels are unreliable is not an inconsistent position even if it turns about to be wrong. Aug 6, 2010 - And here's another one by Peter Woit: Not Even Wrong: The Failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law. Jun 3, 2013 - String theory's pre-history is a long story, which I'll tell another day — but it was first recognized as a possible theory of all elementary particles and forces, one that could resolve the conflict between quantum mechanics and Einstein's No one went around writing articles in newspapers that declared Joel Scherk and John Schwarz the new Einsteins, even after there was a paper one could read, because the theory wasn't complete and it wasn't clear it was consistent. Dec 6, 2011 - "The string picture emerges from matrices in the limit of infinite matrix size," says Nishimura. May 17, 2014 - Do you agree with that? And try to find new, more promising ones. Even if it is emergent, you want to find out what is going on. Feb 17, 2012 - You've got Peter Woit's ongoing blog: "Not Even Wrong", and his book: "Not Even Wrong: The Failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law". Five forms of string theory can be described with perturbation theory, but only one has a complete matrix form – Type IIB. Mar 25, 2013 - From there, Orrell maps a sweeping history of the physical sciences, a history riddled with the search for harmony, unity, symmetry—and a search that was at times very successful.

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