At 5/2/12 12:48 PM, SenatorJohnDean wrote:
LOL! You idiot. You sit there and say it's untestable, then in the same sentence you say it can lead to a practical application in a hard science? Do you even know what you are talking about? Let me help you out here.
Yes, happens all the time. Scientists doing mind experiments and generally fucking around in whatever field they enjoy can lead to a discovery that's actually useful to engineers which leads to actual applications in the real world.
See: every piece of equipment in a hospital with an on/off switch.
If we are ever to have time travel
Just because you WANT time travel doesnt mean it's something that is possible.
or figure out what wormholes really are, then extra dimensions are absolutely necessary, because quantum theory doesn't make sense in the 3rd dimension. However, add an extra dimension, and superposition makes perfect sense, wormholes becomes actionable, and a host of other paradoxes become solveable.
Yes an extra dimension is a worthwhile theory explaining the behavior of quantums to explore.....however it has been explored for 50 years now and has only lead to more and more problems within itself. It's debunked itself by constanly springing holes. There are different theories out there, one which may be correct and could use the funding and attention that string theory is siphoning.
I asked you what your theory was, and you said nothing. Means you have nothing. Answer that question in your next post or I'll just go back to ignoring you because you have run out of relevant things to say.
Why would i have a theory? Im not a physicist. I like the 1D theory though, it's certainly cleaner.
At 5/2/12 01:31 PM, SenatorJohnDean wrote:
Look, the pig would still have us believing the world is flat because that was "untestable" until ships were invented.
You're retarded, one can go to the sea and see a curvature to the horizon.... there was hard data to support the earth's roundness before it was able to be proven concretely. What string theory lacks is hard data.
This entire discussion of whether the multiverse is real or not and refuting theories on the basis of untestability is completely bunk because we do not even have the vehicle by which to test these things.
The fuck are you even talking about? A vehicle? Seriously?
We may have to develop light speed travel before we can even begin to test some of these ideas.
You're seriously fucking retarded, we CAN send things at light speed. That's what the fucking hadron collider is for. That's not why string theory is untestable. It's untestable because all the shit it's come up with requires something like 12 dimensions and a physical particle for fucking TIME and another one for FUCKING ANTI-TIME....ANTI-TIME.
So I refuse to consider any viewpoint that states that something is automatically bunk because it cannot be tested. The entire point of our theoretical science today is to create the mode by which to test for hypotheses, and string theory, as well as some of its counterparts, are getting us closer.
You're a fanboy of a mind experiment you take no part in. Gb2 sucking Michio Kaku's dick.