Kenneth Lane "string theory is not physics" Who is Kenneth Lane? wikipedia states "Kenneth D. Lane is an American physicist and professor of physics at Boston University. Lane is best known for his role in the development of extended technicolor models of physics beyond the Standard Model. Lane received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was a student of Chung Wook Kim at Johns Hopkins University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1970. His physics research has focused mainly on the problems of electroweak and flavor symmetry breaking. With Estia J. Eichten, Lane co-invented extended technicolor. He and Eichten also contributed to early work on charmonium with Kurt Gottfried, Tom Kino****a and Tung-Mow Yan. Lane has also contributed to studies of supercollider physics and proposed tests for quark and lepton substructure." the idea of fermion substructure sounds PREON to me. "http://media.www.dailyfreepress.com/media/storage/paper87/news/2005/01/25/Science/The-Thin.Line.Of.Theory-840583.shtml" ""I think I can safely predict that string theory is going to wither and die when exciting results start coming out of the LHC," Lane said. Cumrun Vafa, a string theorist at Harvard University, said that for a particular faculty member to feel that string theory should be relegated to the mathematics department is wrong. "To try to categorically deny the existence of a subject is just childish," Vafa said.