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I Favorite Theory Poll

Where would you put your dollar on?

Poll closed Aug 22, 2016.
  1. SUSY

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. LQG

    4 vote(s)
    44.4%
  3. CCC

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. MWI

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. neither of the above

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  6. a mixture of the above

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Aug 8, 2016 #1

    fresh_42

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    Today I was watching some videos which were posted here on PF. E.g. a long interview with Sir Roger Penrose on CCC. That made me ask, how are the current theories supported by the members of PF. Is there a majority who would bet on a SUSY solution? So ...
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2016 #2
    I'm split between SUSY and LQG, but for the time being anyway, I'm going with SUSY.
    (but my bet is in Euro currency).
     
  4. Aug 9, 2016 #3

    haushofer

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    I'm not sure whether these choices make sense. E.g., SUSY and LQG aim to explain different things.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2016 #4

    atyy

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    Since he didn't put string theory, I voted SUSY - very high energy SUSY :)
     
  6. Aug 9, 2016 #5

    Vanadium 50

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    This thread sums up why I dislike this section. It's more about cheerleading (rah ! rah! for our theory!) than science. This particular poll asks people to decide between choices that are not exclusive: do you walk to work or bring a lunch?

    Bah, humbug!
     
  7. Aug 9, 2016 #6

    MathematicalPhysicist

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    You can dislike this section how much you like, but the fact of the matter is that people who come here in physicsforums are mostly people who aren't well versed in the mathematical technicalities of these theories, so if they come to this section they mostly ask naive questions without into going to technicalities; but as every scientist knows the details are the most important part of every science.
    There's no easy route to go in science.
     
  8. Aug 9, 2016 #7

    Vanadium 50

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    I don't mind naive questions. I mind uninformed opinions.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2016 #8

    MathematicalPhysicist

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    I don't mind if you close this thread, I agree that it's quite ridiculous poll, but we had similar polls when Marcus were alive.
     
  10. Aug 9, 2016 #9

    atyy

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    Are you a cheer leader for Frequentist thinking or do you believe the space of theories is discrete?
     
  11. Aug 9, 2016 #10

    fresh_42

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    It was meant to be a fun and to look at tendencies. Not as a serious discussion on the various models. There are already plenty of them.
    Penrose has been far less picky as he talked about, e.g. the entropy problem in his model and those of others.
    I simply was curious where the majority tends to.
    Close it, I don't mind.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2016
  12. Sep 19, 2016 #11
    Marcus died?
     
  13. Sep 19, 2016 #12

    ohwilleke

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  14. Sep 19, 2016 #13

    strangerep

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    Yeah -- too much like religion.

    In fact, I'm VERY OFFENDED that Pastafarianism was not included on the list of options.
     
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