Adapted for the Internet from:Why God Doesn't Exist
 Strings are not tied, but they vibrate
 Fig. 2

1.0   The ends of  string are not tied, it floats freely in space, but it is under tension

Another irrational description is that strings are taut for no reason:

" In string theory, as in guitar playing, the string must be stretched under tension
in order to become excited. However, the strings in string theory are floating in
spacetime, they aren’t tied down to a guitar. Nonetheless, they have tension." [1]

[So let’s just wave the magic wand and give tension to the strings through an Act of God!
It is cynically ironic that, after years of studying Physics in college, this is the nonsense
the mathematicians have come up with as an explanation for reality.]

It makes you wonder what the word tension means in Mathematics. In Physics, a string would have tension if it is pulled
from two ends:

" Tension is a reaction force applied by a stretched string (rope or a similar object)
on the objects which stretch it. The direction of the force of tension is parallel to
the string, away from the object exerting the stretching force. So if an object hangs
from a rope due to gravity, the gravitational force on the object points downward,
and there is an equal tension force in the rope point upward, making the net force
on the object equal to zero." [2]

What does a string that floats alone in space (i.e., the graviton version) latch on to? Pursuant to Schwarz’s description, her
floating strings couldn’t be more stress-free (Fig. 1). She just makes her strings tense and amenable to vibration with a swift
movement of her wand.
3.3.4        The ends of a string are not tied, but it vibrates like a guitar cord
2.0   The ends of a string are not tied, yet it vibrates like a guitar cord

Yet another inconsistent description has it that a particle such as an electron is really a vibrating string:

" the elementary particles we observe in particle accelerators could be thought of
as the ‘musical notes’ or excitation modes of elementary strings." [3]

" These strings have certain vibrational modes which can be characterized by
various quantum numbers such as mass, spin, etc. The basic idea is that each
mode carries a set of quantum numbers that correspond to a distinct type of
fundamental particle. This is the ultimate unification: all the fundamental particles
we know can be described by one object, a string! [A very loose analogy can be
made with say, a violin string. The vibrational modes are like the harmonics or
notes of the violin string, and each type of particle corresponds to one of these
notes.]" [4]

The theorists are saying that a string is the shortest entity yet it has the ability to vibrate.
Something doesn’t jive! Mukhi reminds us once again that a string is made of infinite points each of which is smaller than the
Planck-length string.

" A string is like a collection of infinitely many point particles, constrained to fit
together to form a continuous object. Thus it effectively has infinitely many
degrees of freedom – always a dangerous thing!" [5]

[Yeah. We run the risk of entering the realm of infinite idiocy.]

So let’s see if we got this straight. A point particle such as an electron is really a vibrating Planck-length string which is in turn
made of countless point-particles. Man, that’s deep!

More to the point, if as the mathematicians say, a string is one dimensional (i.e., mathematical dimensions), a plucked string
inevitably encroaches on another dimension (Fig. 2). When a string ‘vibrates’ it is no longer mathematically 1-D! The
mathematician now needs an ordered pair (x, y) to specify a point on the shortest length! Again, the theorist has retroactively
amended his assumptions.
 Fig 1   Tensions are high: The supernatural string of String Theory
 The string theorist begins the presentation by pointing to a 1-D string. He states that thestring is 1-D because there is no up/down or left/right on it. The string is 1-D because youcan only move back and forth along it. They are describing a concept and not an object.There is no object that is 1-D. Suddenly, the string morphs from a concept to an object.The string theorist tells us that the string is held at the ends for no reason and the centerbegins to vibrate like a plucked guitar cord. Now the string is no longer mathematically1-D. The string has suddenly encroached on a second mathematical dimension. In theillustration, the 1-D string has converted into the 2-D string. Point B on the string couldinitially be specified with the mathematical ‘coordinate’ (2). Now B is must be specifiedwith the ordered pair (2, 3). The mathematicians have in effect amended their assumptionsretroactively.
Like Newt's snake, a string is not tied, yet it has tension and wiggles, Bill!
 I think I'm going to give you two swindlers and your snake a good whack with my scepter!
 The string of String Theory is a magical entity that embodies every possible contradiction. Theorists proclaim a string to be the tiniest length imaginable, but then the string stretches as necessary to accommodate any theory. The string is purportedly under tension, but then, it isa malleable entity that grows, bends, coils, and forms closed and opened loops to suit thetheorist’s wishes. According to the mathematicians, the string is one-dimensional: it seems to have only width. But then it encroaches on other dimensions when it vibrates or loops around. To top it off, string theorists claim that the vacuum that serves as a backdrop and gives shapeto the string is also made of strings. Oh. I almost forgot. String Theorists are asking anyonewith a generous heart to finance an experiment that would enable them to see a 1-D stringand thus prove their theory. [Sure! Why not? Here’s a nickel! Catch!]

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