Laymans question: 2 Why is string theory...... ....a theory if thereis no empirical evidence for it ? The only way I can understand there is a difference between String theory and say "inteligent" design is that string theory works out mathematically. ie That we can become aware of things mathematically before our technology becomes sufficiently advanced to detect evidence on very small levels or whatever in the real world. Is this correct ? Is this correct, if not is there any evidence for string theory , have any tests to validate it shown it could be correct and if not why not ? Are there any plans for experiments in the future that may be able to test for experimental evidence for string theory ? Is the CERN accelerator going to make an difference to string theory ?