Which, unfortunately, there can't actually be, since, having been presented the "absolute proof" debate before, no serious atheist will suggest that we can prove gods do not exist, any more than we can prove we are all not living in the Matrix.Quote by: Angry Citizen
Therefore we are all, by definition, agnostic. That leaves simply matters of degree. Some agnostics are more willing to accept the possibility of gods, while we who call ourselves atheists will concede that possibility only on the grounds of pure logic, not as a viable reality. God does not exist. That's what I believe.
String theory is about as far out on the cutting edge of theoretical physics as you're going to get, and far, far, far from being resolved or proven. Same with Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Higgs Bosons... things that have all be 'Hypothesized' as theoretical explanations.Quote by: Ender
So no, you're absolutely right... string theory doesn't meet that standard. Nor should we expect it to.
Except that you're wrong... in the end, it is, in fact, peer review of research that allows - over time - new theories to become settled science. And yes, it's entirely possible that - with newer information - peer review will revise that settled science.Quote by: Ender