In sunny England, there is a 3 part tv programme type thingy on 'The Theory of Everything' in which string theory stars. Im one for embracing new ideas, but string theory sounds like a load of old hats to me. It may be the wishy-washy way that they present it with tons of special effects and that goddamned quantum cafe ("Can i have an orange juice please?") ("I'll try") Is there a more widely accepted string theory because the programme said there are about 5 accepted theorys. If so, where can i find such a theory which isnt in a complex language? Also the programme said that the strings were first proposed as a cut elastic band yet the graphics depicted them as loops...which one is correct? And finally, a string is supposed to be like a billion times smaller than the quark...so why is a quark so big? Does it stop being a particle, so is it just a probable area for where the string will be? And would that mean factors such as length, or (dunno bout this) frequency of the string affect charge and mass?