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    String Theory vs E8 and Quantum Gravity Research vs ?

    Here is a recent video from "Quantum Gravity Research" (not much new information)

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    It criticises String Theory saying it has "kind of failed" (9:10) and has "never produced any successful predictions".

    It talks about E8 and their "friend" Garrett Lisi.... here is an E8 explorer he has been working on:

    (View video on YouTube)
    http://www.deferentialgeometry.org/epe/

    I think E8 predicts some particles.

    The founder of QGR, Klee Irwin,
    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Klee_Irwin
    is said to be "a pseudoscience proponent and fraudster".

    QGR has 130 videos on Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUy...JPLCCh4oRNLzsQ


    and 10 staff members:
    https://www.quantumgravityresearch.org/about-quantum

    What do people here think about E8, String Theory, QGR and possible contenders for a theory of everything (or at least combine gravity with QM)?

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    I'm watching Klee Irwin's "Scientific Clues That We Are Living In the Matrix"


    So far I see a problem at 15:30

    It shows:


    Which comes from:
    https://blog.world-mysteries.com/sci...umbers-magick/

    In 15:50 he says based on Wikipedia it is 99.975% accurate "virtually 100%"
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    Again,


    48:00 says "the universe has the topology of a neural network". Then talks about Bose Eintein condensates that are quantum entangled and communicate instantly (51:00). About "emergent collective universal consciousness", "I'm not saying it is like our consciousness".

    57:00 talks about Ouroboros. 58:10 "We didn't create God and Got didn't create us - we co-created one another".

    The video was for the San Francisco Theosophical Society - from what I know, I think Theosophy is nonsense. But maybe a lot of Klee's normal theories make sense.

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    I could only watch a few minutes of that video. I can only take a limited amount of hand waving BS. The presentations by Klee Irwin and Deepak Chopra are very similar in that they misrepresent (whether intentionally or lack of understanding?) the real physics to support their own personal beliefs. They just have different beliefs.

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    What about the second video - the elementary particle explorer.... It is based on E8.

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    String theory looked promising at first, but it kept getting tangled up in knots.

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