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Why God Doesn't Exist

    Where does the matter that goes to increase the length of the string come from?

    Greene says that it comes from something he calls energy and which is apparently pumped into it:

    “ When we say strings are tiny, we generally mean strings that haven’t had a huge
      amount of energy pumped into them. But the more energy you pump into a string,
      the more widely it will vibrate and, at some point, the longer it will grow.” [1]

    [This ‘energy’ stuff has to be better than Viagra!]

    The people at the funny farm have settled long ago amongst themselves that matter pops surreptitiously from the void, so
    there is no need to explain miracles in Mathematical Physics. But when in doubt, or if the press asks too many questions at
    the end of the press release, just say the magical word energy and all problems (and all reporters) suddenly disappear.

    Recall that ‘energy’ is the concept we debunked here. Energy is the magical substance that has the power to answer any
    and all questions. Therefore if String Theory holds that the extra ‘matter’ necessary for a string to stretch is supplied by a
    concept, we have another mental runaway giving the presentation. In their demented world, the mathematicians probably
    believe that they satisfied their curiosity. They don’t even understand that their Mary Poppins’s ‘I-never-explain-anything’
    approach has not given them any insight into the matter. You see, in Mathematics, it is unnecessary to justify why a
    Planck-length string can increase in length without bounds. Such trivial structural issues are of no concern to a theoretician.     
    That’s not what he gets paid to do. The theoreticians delegate such matters to lowly experimentalists or to philosophers.
Both!
The strings carry energy
and are made of energy.
Those lines that you see
there are the strings, and
each little ball is a packet
of energy.
You've got to
be kidding
me, Al!
Energy

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