Monday, May 17, 2004

EurekAlert: Yale scientist says clues to string theory may be visible in Big Bang aftermath

5/12/04 (from Yale Press Release)
"Critics have disdained string theory as a “philosophy” that cannot be tested. However, the results of Easther and his colleagues suggest that observational evidence supporting string theory may be found in careful measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), the first light to emerge after the Big Bang."
Historically math and physics has been developed to explain/model observations. String theory goes past what is observable, or measurable to link quantum mechanics with Newtonian physics. Read Brian Greene's Elegant Universe for more.

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