Columbia professor and mathematician Peter Woit’s new book tears apart the hype surrounding the superstring proposition. With calculated accumen and a nod to Pauli, Woit shows how strings have sapped resources from other avenues of discovery while encouraging a framework that is philosophy at best, non-science at worst.
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I doubt that many readers have the math to actually intelligently weigh in on this argument (myself included). But one thought strikes me…If the String theory “consensus” among researchers and academicia is anything like the global warming “consensus” of same, you can be sure that it will be tough going to find research funding for any scientist who may be otherwise willing to buck the trend, and perform critical research that debunks the “consensus” view.