Whodathunk (and not that some would know). This from Peter Woit:
The article does try and mount an argument that string theory may not be moribund, with the hope for the future coming from a new paper by Bars and Rychkov entitled Is String Interaction the Origin of Quantum Mechanics?. The idea here seems to be that if you assume you somehow have a fully consistent string field theory, not based on quantum mechanics, then the occurrence in this theory of non-commutative phenomena would “explain” quantum mechanics. To me, this seems to deserve some sort of award for the most desperate attempt yet to justify string theory, but Siegfried is a fan, explaining: …
We bet your broker wouldn’t be interested.
Science writer Tom Fried also failed to convince a sensible person about the multiverse (same account).
Look, if some guy is seeing double, that doesn’t mean there are two universes out there.
See also: The Science Fictions series at your fingertips (human evolution)