Must science be testable: the string theory wars show us how science needs philosophy
While string theory has sometimes been grandly called a ‘theory of everything’, it has also contended with severe criticisms for as long as it has been around. The conflicting opinions have only become louder with time and earned the moniker ‘string wars’. Massimo Pigliucci writes in Aeon Magazine to highlight how the string wars amongst physicists has highlighted just how much science needs philosophy – and not just the amateur version.
From Aeon magazine