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Fraser
2008-Jan-29, 04:00 PM
What is the universe made of? While general relativity does a good job providing insights into the Big Bang and the evolution of stars, galaxies and black holes, the theory doesn’t help much when it gets down to the small stuff. There are several theories about the basic, fundamental building blocks of [...]

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Noclevername
2008-Jan-30, 08:34 PM
Wandelt proposes an array of radio telescopes with a collective area of more than 1,000 square kilometers. Such an array could be built using current technology, Wandelt said, but would be prohibitively expensive.

So for now, both string theory and this method of testing are purely hypothetical.


Anticipay-ay-tion!

iantresman
2008-Jan-30, 10:31 PM
Just because string theory predicts X, detecting X does not confirm string theory.

But not detected X should disprove string theory... or prove that X comes in different flavours.

astrotech
2008-Mar-06, 06:33 AM
Just because string theory predicts X, detecting X does not confirm string theory.

But not detected X should disprove string theory... or prove that X comes in different flavours.

But we have not detected X... yet. We havn't tried ... yet. So not detecting X doesn't disprove string. You made a faulty argument. However, If string needs X, and Y is exclusive of X, and we detect Y, then string is disproven. On the other hand what the article says is X needs string, and if X is found then string is proven.