Posted: May 02, 2010 8:13 pm
by Nautilidae
Zubin wrote:There are many physicists who are afraid of mathematics and wish to obscure knowledge such that mathematicians are unable to understand their work and do anything meaningful with it. A lot of physicists complain that string theory introduces too much math into physics, and thus should either: A) be considered a branch of mathematics, or B) ultimately be ignored.

Mathematics has certainly been shown to be efficient at describing nature in the past. As long as the mathematics predicts effects that can be detectable in experiments, I don't see the problem with introducing a lot of mathematics into physics.