Posted: May 02, 2010 9:49 pm
by Zubin
There are many reasons why physicists may scoff at the work of mathematicians, or string theorists. They could have an inferiority complex, or especially in the case of senior physicists, it's frustrating to have to adjust to the new times(e.g. going to the library and studying a bunch of math you never needed in your life). Many also feel mathematical rigor has no place in the physical sciences. Why adjust to the new times when we can hinder progress so we can feel comfortable, at least until we die?