Quantum Gravity and String Theory


Planck-Scale Physics: Facts and Beliefs

Authors: Diego Meschini

The relevance of the Planck scale to a theory of quantum gravity has become a worryingly little examined assumption that goes unchallenged in the majority of research in this area. However, in all scientific honesty, the significance of Planck's natural units in a future physical theory of spacetime is only a plausible, yet by no means certain, assumption. The purpose of this article is to clearly separate fact from belief in this connection.

Comments: 14 Pages. Published in Foundations of Science, 12, 277-294, 2007.

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