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A realistic appraisal of the current state of theoretical physics., 10 July 2013
The calculational problems arising from the, testable, zero-dimensional "Point-particle" approximation has given rise to the one-dimensional "String" approximation. Decades of untestable, speculative, theory based upon closed and open microscopic strings, necessitating more and more exotic geometric extensions to the observable universe, viz:
Extra dimensions (most of which are "Rolled-up" and so invisible),
Branes (n-dimensional membranes), diffusion through stacks of which cause the attenuation of gravitational force,
Multi-universes, (The "Multiverse") allowing the probabilistic bifurcation of physical effect etc, etc.
Thousands of "Physicists" are working in this "Alice-in-wonderland writ large".
Is it physics, metaphysics or philosophy?
How is this catastrophic state to be resolved?
Jim Baggot has, at last, exposed the truth behind the "Search for truth".
Pete Dewar, BSc., BSc., MSc., D A Math (Oxon), C Eng., MIET.