In this video, Professor Peter Woit discusses the theories of everything and why string theory is not even wrong. He argues that the theory has evolved from a well-defined proposal to a more nebulous one, and that the popularity of the theory has led to sociological changes, with some people claiming to be string theorists when they have never worked on the theory.
In this video, Peter Woit discusses how theories of everything, such as string theory, are not even wrong, but rather, incomplete. Woit argues that these theories are only useful for understanding small parts of the universe, and cannot explain why we don't see symmetries in the real world. He also points out that, as with all theories, string theory will eventually need to be simplified to four dimensions in order to be understood. Woit concludes the video by saying that, as long as scientists are honest about their limitations, they should be able to build systems that are intelligent.
In the video, Peter Woit discusses the problems with string theory and argues that it is important to have a diversity of thought in science. He also argues that humility is important for scientists, and that while mathematicians may be better equipped to answer questions about the meaning of life, most theoretical physicists are not interested in finding deep insight.