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String theory as the ultimate Cool: Escaping the need for evidence

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Ice CubesFrom Denyse O’Leary at Evolution News & Views: String theory, which took root in the 1970s, proposes that “all objects in our universe are composed of vibrating filaments (strings) and membranes (branes) of energy.” That’s the ultimate Cool. It unites general relativity (the physics of the very big) with quantum mechanics (the physics of the very small) in one grand unified Theory of Everything, turning current conflicts into harmony.

But string theory offers more. It can undergird the concept of a multiverse: There are more universes than particles in our known universe.

Which mean that the theory must be true or we must act as if it is true irrespective of evidence—or at least people must be made to believe that it is true, to meet needed goals for science. In post-modern cosmology, all these states are roughly equivalent.

One solution might be to start a popular science buzz around the idea that there really is no scientific method after all. That would go down well now that post-modernism is stalking science. More.

See also:

How naturalism rots science from the head down

The Big Bang: Put simply,the facts are wrong.

What becomes of science when the evidence does not matter?


Cosmology is naturalism’s playground. But does the fun mask a science decline?

Wrong is no longer a category. It's oppressive. It privileges some interpretations over others. That's why I say that when the Tone Deaf go after ID, the guns are facing the wrong way. We are not a threat. We believe in evidence in principle. Post-moderns do not. News
Well, Dawkins did say evidence only looked like evidence... but ... but... it was just appearances. And a very important and clear inference must surely be that the Observer is an imposter, who does no more than feign observation/measurement. A betrayal of the very bedrock of science, which, in its Revised Version, is clearly Anything Goes - which Way but Loose. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Mr 'It's not even wrong' Pauli. Axel

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