Brian GreeneAlbert Einstein spent the latter part of his life pursuing a "single, all encompassing theory of the universe" to describe all of nature's forces. Brian Greene, who is probably best-known for his NOVA specials, is on this path this path of discovery. He says that achieving this may require a whole new way of looking at the world around us.

A professor of mathematics and physics at Columbia University, Greene explains string theory, the concept that minuscule filaments of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions, tucked into the fabric of space, "create every particle and force in the universe." String theory fills in the gaps of Newtonian physics, especially in regards to how gravity works.

Einstein's Unification Theory depends on the existence of extra dimensions, which contain these filaments. Don't miss this peek into the "ultramicroscopic landscape" of our reality — and our upcoming show with string theorist S. James Gates!

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Hume: A Treatise of Human Nature (1739) "In every system of morality, which I have hitherto
met with, I have always remarked, that the author proceeds for some time
in the ordinary ways of reasoning, and establishes the being of a God,
or makes observations concerning human affairs; when all of a sudden I
am surprised to find, that instead of the usual copulations of
propositions, is, and is not, I meet with no proposition that is not connected with an ought, or an ought not. This change is imperceptible; but is however, of the last consequence. For as this ought, or ought not,
expresses some new relation or affirmation, 'tis necessary that it
should be observed and explained; and at the same time that a reason
should be given; for what seems altogether inconceivable, how this new
relation can be a deduction from others, which are entirely different
from it"

Religion is the theory of everything. Believe me!

Could the idea that these strings need extra room to vibrate be wrong maybe that these strings vibrate at all create the extra dimensions; that is, they create the space between them making Super String Theory back ground independent?


Susan Leem is expressing a common overinterpretation of the achievements of string theory when she writes 'String theory fills in the gaps of Newtonian physics, especially in regards to how gravity works.' That describes what string theory is trying to do, not what it has done. If you listen carefully you will find that Greene and other string theorists do not make exaggerated claims of that sort, but they are not always careful to correct misimpressions, usually very favorable to them and their field, which are made by enthusiastic members of the public like Susan Leem. As far as I know, string theory has not successfully accounted for any known physical phenomena and has not been cast in a form which is fully consistent with theoretical descriptions which are known to be consistent with observed physical phenomena. After thirty years of effort, it is not a very happy record.

this is getting to be a bit old hat, and does not seem to be getting to the heart of this most complex matter of.