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Are String Theory and Anomalies related?
« on: 02/04/2016 11:32:07 »
 String Theory and the reality of the autonomous anomalous objects in our planet.



 

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Re: Are String Theory and Anomalies related?
« Reply #1 on: 02/04/2016 22:51:55 »
What sort of "autonomous anomalous objects in our planet" are you thinking about?
Do you have any experimental test results on them?
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Re: Are String Theory and Anomalies related?
« Reply #2 on: 02/04/2016 23:12:06 »
String Theory was originally an attempt to combine the Gravity of General Relativity and Quantum theory.

String Theory claims to have successfully reproduced all of General Relativity. So all 100 years of experimental evidence for General Relativity also supports String Theory.

Unfortunately, String Theory has not yet reproduced the Standard Model of Quantum Theory. So none of the 70+ years of experimental evidence for Quantum Theory can be used to support String Theory.

According to Occam's Razor, when faced with two competing theories with equal predictive power, choose the simpler one. At this point in time, the simpler one is not String Theory.

Similarly, when faced with two competing theories with equal predictive power (UFOs or a tangled string of meteorology balloons), choose the simpler one. At this point in time, the simpler one is not UFOs. 
 

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Re: Are String Theory and Anomalies related?
« Reply #3 on: 02/04/2016 23:32:16 »
String theory may be ultimately just about gravitational interactions and not link into the standard model in any other way. Looking at it from this point of view we can think of vibrating strings as being a description of the graviton only. It then need only make predictions about gravity in order to be complete. The extra dimensions then describe spacetime and how the graviton affects it.
 

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