Now we learn that after nearly twenty years of String Theory, some physicists are starting say that the Emperor has no clothes:
by Sharon Begley appeared in this past Friday’s Wall Street Journal (linked here to a digital reprint from the Northwest Florida Daily News since the Journal’s own site is subscription-only).
The money quote:
it comes to extending our knowledge of the laws of nature, we have made
no real headway" in 30 years, writes physicist Lee Smolin of the
Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Canada, in his book, "The Trouble with
Physics," also due in September. "It’s called hitting the wall.
It does make you wonder, what delusional force could possibly get so many otherwise brilliant people to spend so much time looking under the wrong rocks… and what other rocks might there be to look under that they might have over looked in all this time. Hmmmm…??