Posted: Apr 27, 2010 10:24 pm
by newolder
num1cubfn wrote:
Life wrote:Theoretical physicists claim that string theory makes astoningnishly accurate predictions but which cannot be tested in the laboratory, therefor do not follow the scientific method and are thus unfalsifiable(?).

I'd like to know how one ascertains the accuracy of said predictions if they cannot be tested in the laboratory.

For example, a prediction (by a theory) about a distance, z metres, to the 1042th significant figure cannot be tested currently in any laboratory. Such a distance is 10 million times smaller than the realm where stringy physics is argued to begin and 10-27 times finer than the lhc's, femtometre resolution.