“ String” is mathematical not physical searching.

Discussion in 'Physics' started by socratus, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. socratus

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Mar 26, 2012
    “ String” is mathematical not physical searching.
    April 7, 2016 12:00 pm JST
    Superstring theory is inspiring practical applications
    The post doesn’t have examples of “string’s” practical/experimental applications.
    Experiment and mathematical analysis, taken together, they are serving
    as the backbone of science. Experiment without mathematical analysis
    is unclear, and mathematical analysis without experimental support is
    only mathematical play.
    “Without a direct test for string theory, skeptics argue,
    it should be classified as mathematics rather than physics . . . .”
    / Dan Falk /
    “I don’t think it’s physics yet. It’s beautiful mathematics,
    which has a chance of becoming physics”
    / Glenn Starkman /
    “String theory says nothing about the real world”
    / Sheldon Glashow”

    “String” doesn’t have practical applications / observation and therefore
    it is only a pure “ beautiful mathematics”. String theory has only
    MATHEMATICAL implications of relativity and QM.
    Mathematics is a “queen of science”
    But she is a “queen” only because she married the
    ” king of science ” – physics
    Without “king” she can be a ” mad woman”
    On the other hand, sometime “she” can make her “husband ” crazy
    Therefore Josiah Willard Gibbs wrote:
    ” Mathematician may say all that he wants,
    but physicist must maintain at least some spark of common sense “.
    And Feynman had the same opinion:
    ” Since the mathematical physicists have taken over, theoretical
    physics has gone to pot. The bizarre concepts generated out of
    the over use and misinterpretation of mathematics would be funny
    if it were not for the tragedy of the waste in time, manpower, money,
    and the resulting misdirection”
    ======================. ..
  2. BR-549

    Distinguished Member

    Sep 22, 2013
    Hear, Hear.