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  1. #1 Do you believe in the String Theory? 
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    The String Theory or The Theory of Everything is a model of fundamental physics whose building blocks are one-dimensional extended objects called strings, rather than the zero-dimensional point particles that form the basis for the standard model of particle physics. The phrase is often used as shorthand for Superstring theory, as well as related theories such as M-theory. By replacing the point-like particles with strings, an apparently consistent quantum theory of gravity emerges. Moreover, it may be possible to "unify" the known natural forces (gravitational, electromagnetic, weak nuclear and strong nuclear) by describing them with the same set of equations.


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    String theory like other theories is a way to explain the same observable universe/space-time. We are basically trying to graph, trying to map, space-time with this theory and associated equations and that theory and associated equations. If one were to believe in a theory, one would need evidence to suggest it holds more promise than other theories. I believe a theory can exist to explain all space-time, well, to explain the repeating format of space-time and the fundamental forces, but I believe that we need to explain how we are "aware" of space-time in the first place, or rather, how we logically register, with our perception, space and time. If I were to believe in any theory or explanation of space-time, like string theory, I would need to know if it accommodates for how I am aware of space-time in the first place, as a question of "belief".

    I personally think string theory is the way to go, but it needs a lot of tweaking. I have been working on a string theory myself central to a line joining two theoretical points, and how that relates to human perception, the logic of perception, to then construct a VIRTUAL REALITY of space-time based on the logic of points and strings joining points. The work I've done (download at website link below) suggests that the "way" to conceptualize space-time is best achieved through string-type theory. The problem though is that science needs to start afresh with string theory and not use it as an addendum to their current scientific axioms. String theory basically is too abstract to be patched onto the current scientific framework of thinking. The obvious problem with science employing string theory using a new set of mathematical axioms though is that it would represent an entirely NEW BRANCH of science not currently taught. Whoever gets in there and achieves that work would have to be quite the pioneer.


    Does a theory of everything therefore need to be purely theoretical and only account for the known laws and forces in handling the improbability of fortune telling?

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