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String theory
    #3562808 - 12/30/04 09:46 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I watched a special on PBS the other day on String Theory. I had heard of it before, but never in such detail. I found it very interesting to say the least. Any thoughts here about String Theory?


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Re: String theory [Re: MOTH]
    #3562928 - 12/30/04 10:16 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I think Supper String Theory, which is an attempt to reconcile quantum mechanics with General Relativity violates Ackham's Razor. Ackham noted that it was bad science to complicate a system beyond what is necessary, or another way to put it is the simplest explanation is probably the correct one. Supper String Theory posits a nine dimensional space time continuum (I think its nine, maybe 11?). This is necessary for the math to work out properly, but there is no empirical evidence to suggest that there are more than four dimensions (time being the fourth). String theorist would answer that because the extra dimensions come into play only at lengths shorter than the Plank constant, which is a micro fraction the width of a proton, these dimensions could never be observed. Hence, the attempt to reconcile two conflicting theories has created a system far more complex than the empirically observable reality it is trying to explain. And because neither the strings themselves nor the nine dimensions in which the are said to vibrate could ever be empirically verified, I believe this theory is not truly science, but rather falls into the category of philosophical speculation. As philosophy, the unwieldy extra dimensions render an overly complex system which would make Ackham role over in his grave.

I could be wrong, it happens sometimes.


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Re: String theory [Re: shroomydan]
    #3562966 - 12/30/04 10:29 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I've heard that many modern fields of science like String Theory assume the Big Bang to be true(which we do not know with certainty), and have little empirical evidence supporting them.


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Re: String theory [Re: silversoul7]
    #3564856 - 12/31/04 12:27 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

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Re: String theory [Re: redgreenvines]
    #3564865 - 12/31/04 12:30 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

You are the string of me, as i am the string of you. we are all like the pitch of an tone we could newer hear but see.


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Re: String theory [Re: Gomp]
    #3564881 - 12/31/04 12:34 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Or rather we see the pitch with a different kind of ear.


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Re: String theory [Re: psyka]
    #3564891 - 12/31/04 12:36 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

are you saying my eyes is a different kind of ear? I'm not following you :P please help me help myself


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Re: String theory [Re: Gomp]
    #3564903 - 12/31/04 12:40 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Thats exactly what I'm saying.

How do eyes see?
How do ears hear?

Basically, just two different organs that accept wave-lengths with different methods.


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Re: String theory [Re: psyka]
    #3567732 - 01/01/05 09:36 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I saw the Elegant Universe too, those of you who haven't you can download it from Bearshare it's worth a look!  :thumbup:

Shroomydan, it is 11 dimensions that they have decided on, and silversoul, yes they do assume the Big bang happened. Yet despite a lot of assumptions and unproven theories, it still appears to have potential.


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Re: String theory [Re: lovelight]
    #3568788 - 01/01/05 08:42 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I can think.

I cannot think that thinking is in one of the 4 dimentions I seem to live in.


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Re: String theory [Re: slaphappy]
    #3568829 - 01/01/05 09:04 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

think of thinking, and you are already in dimension in dimensions, the 4 dimensions you are in, is not but the body you are as.


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Re: String theory [Re: Gomp]
    #3568888 - 01/01/05 09:29 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I don't need no stinkin' empirical evidence.
I've visited spaces in my head that make it hard to believe the universe is as simple as 4 dimensions and "what you see is all there is"


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Re: String theory [Re: PeyoteZen]
    #3568897 - 01/01/05 09:32 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

"there are as many dimensions, that there is sides of sides."
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Re: String theory [Re: MOTH]
    #3568995 - 01/01/05 10:11 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I did an initial search on the topic and what came up made my brain hurt.  Does anyone know of a website where this theory is explained in simple terms?  :grin:  This kind of schitt makes my brain hurt.


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Re: String theory [Re: Frog]
    #3569087 - 01/01/05 10:54 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

unfortunately, it can't really be explained in simple terms. that's the problem with all modern physics - you can take pages and pages and pages to explain it, and still not really explain it - but with one page of math, it becomes really clear.

then again, you have to understand multi-variable calculus and other very high-levels of math to comprehend the mathematical explanation.

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Re: String theory [Re: Frog]
    #3569127 - 01/01/05 11:10 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

The basic theory (without all the math) is that all of the fundamental particles, electrons, quarks, photons etc., are identical little loops of string. The strings are like one dimensional rubberbands, they have no width only circular lenght. What distinguishes one particle from another, an electron from an up quark for instance is the way the string is vibrating; these vibrations happen in 11 dimensions of space.  The vibration of the string determines the characteristics of the particle, mass, charge, spin, etc.

String theory for dummies.  :grin:


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Re: String theory [Re: shroomydan]
    #3569147 - 01/01/05 11:20 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

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shroomydan said:
The basic theory (without all the math) is that all of the fundamental particles, electrons, quarks, photons etc., are identical little loops of string. The strings are like one dimensional rubberbands, they have no width only circular lenght. What distinguishes one particle from another, an electron from an up quark for instance is the way the string is vibrating; these vibrations happen in 11 dimensions of space.  The vibration of the string determines the characteristics of the particle, mass, charge, spin, etc.

String theory for dummies.  :grin:



That's about it.

I'd like to point any interested parties to the Shroomery Archives... there are quite a few threads about this very subject.


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Re: String theory [Re: Sclorch]
    #3569650 - 01/02/05 02:19 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

it would be great if they could prove it right or wrong, at the moment its not much more then a belief.


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Re: String theory [Re: Frog]
    #3569704 - 01/02/05 02:39 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

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Frog said:
Does anyone know of a website where this theory is explained in simple terms?




If you haven't found it already, this is an excellent site dedicated to the subject:

http://superstringtheory.com

I read about it months ago, but I've already forgotten most of what I read.  :smirk:


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Re: String theory [Re: soulmotion]
    #3569737 - 01/02/05 02:52 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I don't know string theory but I saw this written on a subway wall..

all matter, physical and spiritual, is composed of billions of sub-atomic particles that 'vibrate' at a certain frequency, and that frequency is the density they reside in. rocks for example, are in the 1st density, where plants and some animals would be in the 2nd, humans in the 3rd, etc. Density is the actual vibrational frequency of the sub-atomic particles, 'less dense' being faster and shorter and 'more dense' being slower and longer waves. Dimension would refer to the level of consciousness, 1st dimension of mineral life with no conscious awareness of self, 2nd dimension with awareness of self but no 'ego', 3rd dimension with awareness of self and mobility and ego and the ability to manipulate the external environment, 4th dimension with loss of ego and integration of group identity while maintaining self identity, 5th dimension with loss of physical body and pure awareness as a spirit or consciousness.. and so on.. all the way up to collective perpetual "god" awareness.. as one.. eternal light or something along those lines.


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