Oh no, I missed a day. I guess I better give up posting. Ha, sarcasm. So, where were we? Ah yes, longer views and string theory. Scientists all over the world that are working away at string theory are finding themselves in deeper and deeper holes. This isn’t necessarily bad, it just says something about the theory.
The problem we are finding is that string theory is having the opposite effect to what we were expecting. The thing is, string theory was supposed to be the scientific holy grail, the last thing to be found in order for us to make mathematical sense of the universe. You may have heard of general relativity, this links three of the four forces in the two nuclear forces and the electromagnetic force. Quantum mechanics is what takes the last one in gravitational force. String theory was supposed to link them all.
But nothings ever simple. The more we explore string theory, the more questions become answers. But for every answer we get it seems that 3 more questions are generated. So instead of linking all the forces, it would seem everything is just becoming more complex, especially gravity.
It’s even getting to the point where string theorists are no longer calling themselves just that. There are so many sections to cover that it is impossible to be proficient in every single one. Think of a biologist calling themselves a physicist. Yeah, that sort of difference. So as we drill further and further down into the theory, the questions remains, will we ever hit the bottom?
Until next time, this is Theo signing off…