posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 10:26 AM
Originally posted by Anon77
'mathematical masturbation' - do you view string theory that way because you don't understand it or because you have an alternate theory you agree
First of all, String Theory IS mathematical masturbation. It is a very ambitious attempt in creating a model (or models, actually) of the universe.
The big problem with it is that it relies on a number of points that simply cannot be confirmed. However, the model is quite useful for what it is - a
model, as it looks to make a lot of sense (as in, 'hey look, it seems to work').
Second, are those really my two options?
Clearly I would be lying if I said that I "understood string theory", but I know it well enough to say the above. In fact, that is a rather common
view in the science world. You should know that, right?
I'm not connecting UFO's with string theory.
Yes you are. You told us you believed it had to do with with alternate dimensions, and I was told to look up String Theory. Well, this is clearly an
assumption that that was the reason why I should look up String Theory, but I cannot come up with another reason why I was told to do so based on my
question and the topic in general.
As I said I was referring to a theory published within the UFO research community that if the UFO's were alien in origin then rather than traveling
light years to reach us that they instead jumped between dimensions.
If someone mentions that things appear from an alternate dimension, I want to know what that means and how it is done. Breaking it down to scientific