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(Science Blogs)   Two years ago, one cosmologist wrote 'string theory is not a scientific theory'. Now, a string theorist who saw it writes back 'inflationary cosmology is not science'. Time to watch the fireworks   ( scienceblogs.com) divider line
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2017-10-01 12:35:05 PM  
17 votes:
Whatever.  I see cosmetology schools all over the place. Your move string guy
2017-10-01 03:44:48 PM  
16 votes:
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2017-10-01 01:29:08 PM  
12 votes:
String theory, eh?

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2017-10-01 03:12:39 PM  
9 votes:
Oh, It's on like Wernher von Braun!
2017-10-01 04:05:09 PM  
8 votes:

Eravior: Chris Ween: Whatever.  I see cosmetology schools all over the place. Your move string guy

Screw it. I'm going anyway...

What the hell do hairdressers know about science?


If they have enough dye you can get your hair red and blue shifted.
2017-10-01 12:51:36 PM  
8 votes:
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2017-10-01 05:20:22 PM  
7 votes:

Chris Ween: Whatever.  I see cosmetology schools all over the place.


WilderKWight: No... It was a cosmologist.


Duck_of_Doom: No that is a cosmonaut.


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2017-10-01 12:45:31 PM  
6 votes:
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2017-10-01 09:52:31 PM  
5 votes:
I'm going with Sting Theory, the theory that everything is actually controlled by Sting.
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2017-10-01 06:03:33 PM  
5 votes:
Any sufficiently advanced branch of physics is indistinguishable from a series of in jokes.
2017-10-01 03:36:48 PM  
5 votes:

Chris Ween: Whatever.  I see cosmetology schools all over the place. Your move string guy


I see way more Jo-Ann's stores than cosmetology schools, wherever I go in the US. Therefore, string theory is right.
2017-10-01 06:20:04 PM  
4 votes:
2017-10-01 12:30:49 PM  
4 votes:
This blog needs a lot more exclamation points before I can take it seriously.
2017-10-01 06:47:20 PM  
3 votes:

carrion_luggage: That is one smart beautician!


And the there was her sister in Culinary school who wrote "A Brief History of Thyme"
2017-10-01 04:55:39 PM  
3 votes:

Eravior: Chris Ween: Whatever.  I see cosmetology schools all over the place. Your move string guy

Screw it. I'm going anyway...

What the hell do hairdressers know about science?


No... It was a cosmologist. You know... A Russian astronauteer!
2017-10-01 03:28:32 PM  
3 votes:
Meanwhile, the loop quantum gravity guys roar with laughter, as they drink quantized B-52s at the bar.
2017-10-02 12:04:31 AM  
2 votes:

Alien Robot: lindalouwho: I've always wanted string theory to be true. For one, if everything/everyone is made out of exactly the same thing it will drive racists and bigots crazy.

Everything is made of fire, earth, air, and water. In various combinations thereof.

Is that any better?


You forgot Heart!
2017-10-01 11:42:35 PM  
2 votes:

lindalouwho: I've always wanted string theory to be true. For one, if everything/everyone is made out of exactly the same thing it will drive racists and bigots crazy.


Everything is made of fire, earth, air, and water. In various combinations thereof.

Is that any better?
2017-10-01 05:20:45 PM  
2 votes:
I've always wanted string theory to be true. For one, if everything/everyone is made out of exactly the same thing it will drive racists and bigots crazy.
2017-10-01 05:20:31 PM  
2 votes:

WilderKWight: Eravior: Chris Ween: Whatever.  I see cosmetology schools all over the place. Your move string guy

Screw it. I'm going anyway...

What the hell do hairdressers know about science?

No... It was a cosmologist. You know... A Russian astronauteer!


It wasn't me, I swear!
2017-10-01 02:52:28 PM  
2 votes:

IgG4: I prefer the one electron theory.


The electron has a black hole.
2017-10-01 02:21:12 PM  
2 votes:
I prefer the one electron theory.
2017-10-02 08:19:06 PM  
1 vote:

LordZorch: Yeah, how many extra dimensions does string theory need this week?  17? 30?


An infinite amount, as does every other theory.
2017-10-02 12:21:38 AM  
1 vote:

KerwoodDerby: "A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it." - Max Planck

tl;dr: Science advances one funeral at a time.

To be fair, Planck inhabited the crabbed European intellectual world which hoped to make the 20th century distinctively better than the century before, and limited its goals thus. But Planck put his finger on a phenomenon that we had to wait for Karl Popper to fully articulate.


I mean, I grew up with String Theory and I think it's a hot crock of shiat, as do most of my classmates.
2017-10-01 10:20:25 PM  
1 vote:

Christian Bale: lindalouwho: I've always wanted string theory to be true. For one, if everything/everyone is made out of exactly the same thing it will drive racists and bigots crazy.

Why does string theory need to be true for that ?
Do you think there are African and European atoms?


What?  I don't know that.
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2017-10-01 07:58:16 PM  
1 vote:
Obligatory (re: inflation):
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2017-10-01 07:32:28 PM  
1 vote:

Boojum2k: lindalouwho: I've always wanted string theory to be true. For one, if everything/everyone is made out of exactly the same thing it will drive racists and bigots crazy.

Even without string theory, everybody is made out of the same things!

All baryons, they just include morons too.


Ooooh quarky!
2017-10-01 07:09:55 PM  
1 vote:

lindalouwho: I've always wanted string theory to be true. For one, if everything/everyone is made out of exactly the same thing it will drive racists and bigots crazy.


Even without string theory, everybody is made out of the same things!

All baryons, they just include morons too.
2017-10-01 05:58:36 PM  
1 vote:

Jake Havechek: String theory is a bunch of farking hooey.

Yeah, let's add some more dimensions so the math works out correctly!


Lol I know!  Don't these guys know we already have everything figured out so we don't need to think of anything new!!!!
2017-10-01 05:41:45 PM  
1 vote:
String theory.  Phhht.  They can't even answer the question: How long is a piece of string?

/now, thread theory, that's going places!
2017-10-01 05:13:16 PM  
1 vote:
I think string theory is as ridiculous as the idea we're all living in a simulation, but I am not nearly smart enough to argue.
2017-10-01 04:03:42 PM  
1 vote:
OMG NERD BLACKFACE TBBT IS TEH WORST SHOW EVAR!!!!11

/someone had to
//ok not really
///I like TBBT, suck it
////what is this thread about again..
2017-10-01 03:58:41 PM  
1 vote:

Chris Ween: Whatever.  I see cosmetology schools all over the place. Your move string guy


Screw it. I'm going anyway...

What the hell do hairdressers know about science?
2017-10-01 01:43:35 PM  
1 vote:
wait - strings? inflationary?
so the universe is just a golfball with the cover torn off?


at least it's not a soccer ball
 
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