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Old 2006-02-13, 10:51
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Originally Posted by powersofterror
"Of course, string theory hasn't been tested yet — experimental evidence is necessary. Additionally, Hewett, Lillie and Rizzo’s analysis can only disprove critical string theory; it cannot prove it."

Why not? Does this have something to do with the "theory" part?


Long story short: it's possible for them to get an experimental result which falsifies the predictions of string theory (which is the discovery of many more dimensions than string theory predicts) but not possible for them to confirm it with a congruent result. That is, they can get a consistent result (evidence of 10 dimensions, for example) but not confirmatory result.
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