posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 04:24 PM
reply to post by SkepticOverlord
FWIW, I agree with your comments about string theory being perturbative. That is my understanding too. However, I am not up with the latest, so simply
can't be sure about that.
The OP actually made that point himself, however. But then he seemed to contradict it with his statement that string theory was definitely true. He
seemed to mean it in the sense that he felt it absolutely had to be true (to high confidence) on account of the way the mathematics works out. Well,
he wouldn't be the first string theorist to espouse that view. Whether academics from *other* fields would accept that though, I don't know. Probably
It is absolutely not a surprise to me that he says categorically that there is no soul and that science has no need for God. I bet that is a common
position amongst string theorists.
What I am personally trying to figure out is whether he's getting his knowledge from someone else. For example, he could easily post the questions
here to a string theory forum, dolly them up and post the best of the answers back here.
For the record, my *gut* tells me he's for real. But a number of actual hoaxes on ATS fooled me before. So far, not any that claimed to be scientists
I do strongly feel that either he is a very clever hoaxer, or he is an actual academic deliberately pulling everyone's chain. But I admit there are
I actually got a lot of mileage out of the link to the John Titor archive. That guy sure had me puzzled. He's a very obvious hoax. But he sure knew
about time machines. You can gain most of that knowledge from Stephen Hawking's book "A short history of time". But you have to be paying pretty close
attention. Anyhow, I assume *that* subject is off topic. But thanks to whoever posted the link to that. I found it *highly* amusing.
edit on 27-6-2011 by XtraTL because: Apostrophe's matter -- my gardener told me so