True, but it seems string theory attracts more woo and people trying to claim it predicts something.
Will Apples be made of wormwood?
I'm sorry Mr. Johnson, your computer has termites.
Calculus was never claimed to be anything else.
Climatology has proven much more predictive than string theory.
Actually, quantum mechanics made a few actual predictions that proved to be dead on.
Imagine a "theory" with a bunch of adjustments. So many adjustmentrs that no matter what happens, there is some adjustment that canm be made such that it "retroactively) predicts it. That is string theory.
The big problem with string "theory" is that it predicts everything and so, nothing.
String toolkit might be a better name. It is just that, a bag of parts and tools that might one day be used to construct a theory that predicts something in particular.
Amtrak employees are NOT federal employees. Amtrak is a publicly subsidized private for-profit corporation with common stock held by four other railroad companies. The Federal government is an investor, but holds only preferred stock.
ABC is reporting that gene test for risk of specific diseases are not as accurate as were thought, with different labs giving different interpretations.
At least 415 gene variants now have different interpretations that could sway a medical decision, such as whether to have healthy breasts or ovaries removed to lower the risk of cancer, or to get a medical device such as an implanted defibrillator to cut the risk of sudden cardiac death.
"The magnitude of this problem is bigger than most people thought," said Michael Watson, executive director of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, one of the study's authors and a partner in the data pooling project.
And it can harm patients. Rehm described a woman who had genetic testing and wrongly was told she did not have elevated risks for breast cancer. She later developed the disease but could have had preventive surgery had the right gene analyses been done.
That sounds like a much more plausible reason for spaceships crashing than "PowerPoint did it."
People look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them not to put words on their slides. Then, after I give a talk they can't believe there were no words on my slides.
Interrupt them with a question. It's even more hilarious to see their deer in a headlights look as they lose their place.
I have. They're invariably conducted standing up between two to four people though. Or perhaps between the same size group, sitting, drinking something alcoholic.
I have to disagree with the Challenger commission and the Army on their allocation of blame. If you're the kind of person who sits through a PowerPoint presentation and thinks you've understood something, you really shouldn't be building spaceships or waging war. You should be quietly led off to some marketing department somewhere, or a nice quiet retail job.
General McMaster seems like he has a good grasp of complexity though.