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String Theory - I call bullshit on you.
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String Theory - A Real Piece of Work
String theory is today's religion. It's very elaborate and detailed and imaginative and explains everything about the universe, however, it's a load of horse shit. Some obsessive-compulsive physicists couldn't stand the fact that they couldn't come up with a unified theory so they dreamt up this fanciful, mathematical house of cards.
They treat time as though it is an actual thing instead of a human construct made by people. They say that there must also be anti-time and that because anti-matter exists, then this must logically lend support to the idea of anti-time. (Works great in Star Trek plots, I love it).
They say there is an infinite amount of parallel universes and there is a universe for every possible thing that could have ever happened. So there is another universe in which Michael Jackson is still alive and Rosie O’Donnell is hot. By this rational, there could be other dimensions in which there's leprechauns and unicorns.
At higher dimensions, according to string theory, everything that could occur, has already occurred in one universe or another, along with all the other crazy kinds of universes with there own laws of physics. This is the multi-verse. Very nice.
And the math explains all this so just trust it. Have faith in the math. Have you no faith?
Why is the notion for infinity in math treated like an actual value when clearly, it is not? For example, what the hell is infinity plus infinity? Common sense indicates that that is bullshit. Infinity is simply a value that is far too great to comprehend. Some could say that, hypothetically, one could go around a circle an infinite amount of times. Fine. You probably could in a hypothetical universe. But in reality you could not, for all kinds of reasons - just pick one. We live in the real world, not a hypothetical one (Unless we live in The Matrix, but that's a whole other blog).
Just because someone comes up with a mathematically sound formula or equation for the tooth fairy, doesn't mean that she actually exists. Math was made by people so it probably has some flaws even if we haven't found them yet.
"Math" and "Time" and "Infinity" are just a few of the many notions that we have created to explain what we observe. 99.99999999999999 % of the time, they work great, (and have excellent predictive value). But they are not infallible. Some people think that it is some great mystery why pi doesn't seem to end. It's because we have defined it that way. We humans created the number system based on ten and we created the definition for a perfect circle. Hence we created a scenario in which a piece of the formula relating circumference to diameter includes a value that cannot completely be described by our ten-based number system. There's no magic there.
String theory has a lot of holes in it. So much so, that it cheapens the term "theory" and reduces it to the level of an interesting acid trip. Which is not bad, don't get me wrong, but I think those who call themselves scientists should hold themselves to a higher standard. I must admit, that the pieces of string theory/m-theory (whatever) fit together nicely, but the completed puzzle is that of a sci-fi flick and not what I would consider real science.
There was a time long ago, when people didn't understand where earthquakes and lightning, and comets came from. They came up with some pretty elaborate ideas that were convincing at the time but that didn't make them true.
If you're a real math/physics freak and have a response please leave a comment. If I'm just pulling all this outta my ass, please let me know. My narcissism cannot be allowed to go unchecked.