March 16, 2005 2:19 AM Subscribe
"A theory that can't predict anything is not a scientific theory," Woit says.
That would be string theory, which was going to be the theory of everything, but apparently can't even agree how many dimensions there are. "Those who dabble in alternate-universe speculations might be just modern versions of '16th century theologians (who) speculated that spirits and angels emerge from the extra-dimensional universe,' says Krauss
, who is also an outspoken foe of creationist teaching in schools."
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