Oh, I thought you had given up, nevertheless nice to see you are trying so hard again.......hmmm interesting....lets continue, should we?
gad rgyangs wrote:my point was very simple: physics & its worldviews are rapidly changing. kai objects, claiming that physics changes incrementally only. i claim physics is in upheaval these days, a scant 100 years after the last upheaval of quantum mechanics and relativity, both of which fundamentally changed the way we humans think of our universe.the fact that these two major revolutionary theories have, until now, evaded reconciliation is considered a major missing piece in our understanding. string theory, which actually does relate the two, is highly controversial itself, with opinions divided between those considering it the only viable theory and those considering it pseudoscience. all of this, i believe, convincingly supports my original point in a very simple and clear way.
My point is very simple, you are making a mountain out of a molehill
. Nevermind the simple observation that you ignore the facts that quantum physics and general relativity works very well this day with very little uncertainty and contradictions. Also nevermind the fact that 99.99% of the people out there don't give a hoot to what you call quantum gravity which is largely the plaything for scientists and has no use in most scientific developments except those that reaches high energy level. The very fact that you don't know the superstring and M theory has long taken the place of string theory as a model for quantum gravity speaks volume about your lacking of knowledge in science, typically physics.
At any rate, the current superstring and M theory is not controversial, most theoretical physicists love talking about it as some kind of a holy grail, the lesser minority prefer other theories like quantum loop, etc. The general consensus is there: Superstring theory is the leading candidate, the only considerable controversy that you will find, is people arguing that the research funds could be used somewhere more useful (Which supports my point that no one give a damn to quantum gravity unless you are free and mad enough) since it will take a rather long time and large amount of money for the particle accelerators to produce evidences that support those theories.
While its fun to see science being in constant turmoil and scientists trap in everlasting debates, the fact is the standard model, the main and current model for explaining our universe, and big bang theory are not undergoing any major changes. No reputed scientist is mad to search for its destruction. Superstring theory even if proven wrong or right, will only serve to add more facts to the model and theory or it does not.