Re: PHYS: M-theory

Damien Broderick (
Fri, 13 Feb 1998 11:18:23 +0000

At 06:45 PM 2/11/98 +0000, Kathryn wrote:

>Still, you have to love a quote like this one: 'Indeed, future
>terrestial historians may judge the late 20th century as a time when
>theorists were like children playing on the seashore, diverting
>themselves with the smoother pebbles or prettier shells of
>superstrings while the great ocean of M-theory lay undiscovered
>before them.'

Yep, it's always fun to pastiche Isaac Newton.

Sir Isaac also made a famous comment about the nano gray-goo catastrophe:
`O Diamond! Diamond! thou little knowest the mischief done!'

(If you're wondering: a dog of that name `destroyed the almost finished
labours of some years'.)

Damien Broderick