Quote Originally Posted by HAL9000 View Post
May i ask you a question about string theory research?
I know its a big and important subject, but some physicists are sceptical of its results and prospects like neil tyson. is it really that important that we have to spend our best brains and researchers on it, or is it overrated?

i honestly don't know is why i ask... thanks
Yes it is overrated because despite decades of efforts it has failed to provide a single prediction. The theory was too ambitious -- attempting to be a "theory of everything" and ending up explaining nothing. I am an experimentalist and I have very little interest for string theory because it cannot be experimentally tested or falsified (it is "not even wrong") -- in that sense it is not a physical theory, but rather only a mathematical construct.