June 28, 2006

Not Even Wrong?

Science In Crisis: Not Even Wrong

This is an interesting take on a "scientifically incorrect" jeremiad: that string theory/s are not really the it thing. (Well, have they produced testable predictions yet? Or rather, successfully tested predictions? Actually, the millimeter dimension theories did, but we didn't find the sub-mm deviations from Newton's 1/r^2.) Check out the post, and the book it's about (Peter Woit's new book, Not Even Wrong: The Failure of String Theory and the Continuing Challenge to Unify the Laws of Physics...) when it becomes generally available in a few months. While you're here, check out my synopsis of how I showed that space must have three large dimensions without needing string theory etc. - just self-consistency for extrapolated electromagnetism.

- NB