Author Topic: String Theory  (Read 2363 times)

Offline Solitary (OP)

String Theory
« on: May 19, 2014, 11:26:08 AM »
What a remarkable intellect and memory:    :borg: Solitary
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

Offline SGOS

Re: String Theory
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 12:14:49 PM »
I actually think I may have understood that.

Offline josephpalazzo

Re: String Theory
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014, 02:37:47 PM »
I thought there was something new in this field, until Greene started to talked about the LHC which wasn't yet in operation. That video was posted on youtube in 2008. That's fucking old news. Six years after, the LHC hasn't confirmed ST, and isn't likely to do so in the near future. Here's a more sober and updated view (from 2013):

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The probability (in my Bayesian estimation) that the LHC will discover BSM physics has gone from fairly likely (as witnessed by my previous willingness to take even-odds) to rather unlikely. N.B.: that’s not quite the same thing as saying that there’s no BSM physics at these energies; rather that, if it’s there, the LHC won’t be able to see it (at least, not without accumulating many years worth of data).

http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=6069

Re: String Theory
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2014, 03:41:59 PM »
I thought there was something new in this field, until Greene started to talked about the LHC which wasn't yet in operation. That video was posted on youtube in 2008. That's fucking old news. Six years after, the LHC hasn't confirmed ST, and isn't likely to do so in the near future. Here's a more sober and updated view (from 2013):


Right. I was waiting for somebody more qualified than me to point that out.

 

Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: String Theory
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2014, 03:45:49 PM »
I have a theory about string too. It keeps my shoes from falling off. Sometimes it breaks and then getting the ends back in the little holes is hard. :think:
It's a conspiracy. :eek:
« Last Edit: May 19, 2014, 03:47:31 PM by AllPurposeAtheist »
All hail my new signature!

Admit it. You're secretly green with envy.

Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: String Theory
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2014, 02:39:32 AM »
What happens when all this searching finds out how God's mind works---and there is nothing there?  :eek: :eek: Solitary
Pretty much what we have right now,  a bunch of delusional people in denial.
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Re: String Theory
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2014, 02:27:46 PM »
String Theory is just another theory by scientists to string us along into buying into the unsupported assertion that realism and materialism are true.
Right?

Offline josephpalazzo

Re: String Theory
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2014, 04:49:25 PM »
Don't say it too loud, Casparov might hear you, and then we'll never hear the end of it.

Offline josephpalazzo

Re: String Theory
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2014, 11:27:09 AM »
It's okay, Casparov has admitted defeat.

See: http://atheistforums.com/index.php?topic=4770.msg1017170#msg1017170

Re: String Theory
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2014, 11:42:38 AM »

Offline josephpalazzo

Re: String Theory
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2014, 12:06:52 PM »
It's a slow day... well, not exactly. I'm working on my next blog - Effective Field Theory - heavy stuff, and I need some break time... and Casparov is perfect a scapegoat to poke fun at... I'm sadistic by nature...
« Last Edit: May 22, 2014, 12:08:32 PM by josephpalazzo »

Offline Solitary (OP)

Re: String Theory
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2014, 12:29:16 PM »
I know, I found out when I first met you on the forum. :winkle: :smile: SmOff :fU: He! He! Solitary
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.

Offline josephpalazzo

Re: String Theory
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2014, 04:52:45 PM »
 I was very gentile with you... :biggrin2:

Re: String Theory
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2014, 09:47:52 PM »
It's a slow day... well, not exactly. I'm working on my next blog - Effective Field Theory - heavy stuff, and I need some break time... and Casparov is perfect a scapegoat to poke fun at... I'm sadistic by nature...

Lol. Don't worry. I've never confused you with Mary Poppins.

Re: String Theory
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2014, 07:07:14 PM »
I wonder whether the dualities of string theories have any connection to the geometric dualities of the Platonic solids? Or this merely coincidental?
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