M-Theory and Falsifiability

You know, the arrogance of theorists like Edward Witten and Joseph Polchinski is astounding to me at times. I realize that the petty fiefdoms of academia require you to defend your turf in order to secure publishing and funding, but the tone of their claims recently has gone beyond the measure for me.

It's like, dude, M-Theory hasn't even produced any falsifiable results yet, but you want to put it forward as the leading candidate for the Theory of Everything? I mean, what about non-perturbative canonical quantum gravity, or b-quark interactions?

Look, if your theoretical model isn't fine-tuned enough to yield predictive datum, that's fine, feel free to publish it, but let's not get all messiah complex just yet, Ok? You're not the Savior of Physics. At best, you're a minor prophet.

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Yeah, whatever.

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Blogger CB said...

So, yeah, you're writing about theoretical physics and I'm reading the words, but all it's doing is song taggin' me with 'That Don't Impress Me Much' by Shania Twain.

12:20 AM  
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