We have previously said that too much exposure to quantum mechanics can sometimes do strange things to the mind. It now appears that the same can be said for string theory. In the Daily Express, a national tabloid newspaper in the United Kingdom, we find this headline: Renowned physicist finds PROOF of God: Universe was created by DESIGN in huge ‘matrix’. It has over 50 comments already. Here are some excerpts from the news story, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
Michio Kaku, who is highly regarded in the scientific community thanks to his work in helping to popularise the String Theory, has developed a new theory which he says points to the existence of God or an intelligent designer for the universe.
Here’s Wikipedia’s write-up on Michio Kaku. He seems real enough, although “points to the existence of God or an intelligent designer” is a long way from the tabloid’s headline which proclaims “proof.” Okay, back to the news story:
The American scientist, who is a professor in theoretical physics at the City College of New York, came to his conclusion by studying “primitive semi – radius tachyons“. These tachyons are theoretical particles that have the ability to “unstick” matter in the universe or vacuum space between particles, essentially leaving everything free from the influence of the universe. This led Mr Kaku to the conclusion that the universe was created through design, and not random chaos and that we could be living in a type of “matrix”.
Huh? We need to read a bit more:
He said of his research: “I have concluded that we are in a world made by rules created by an intelligence. Believe me, everything that we call chance today won’t make sense anymore. To me it is clear that we exist in a plan which is governed by rules that were created, shaped by a universal intelligence and not by chance.”
It may be clear to Kaku, but it’s not yet clear to us. Then we’re told:
With all of the calculations that would need to go into creating a successful universe, Mr Kaku says that God is a mathematician – which could imply that we are living in a simulation, which many experts are considering the notion of.
This is the rest of it:
He said in a YouTube video: “The final solution resolution could be that God is a mathematician. The mind of God, we believe, is cosmic music, the music of strings resonating through 11-dimensional hyperspace.“
We looked for that YouTube video but couldn’t find it, so this is where we’ll leave the story, dear reader. No doubt the Discoveroids will attempt to do something with this — whatever it is. All we can say is that it’s probably best to stay away from string theory. As we understand it (which isn’t very well), it’s all math and no verifiable evidence — and it leads to the The Drool Zone.
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