The latest Forbes magazine has an article entitled String Theory Skeptic, which gives me a lot more credit for the problems of string theory than I deserve.
The article as I just saw it online appears to have a minor editing problem, with the quote
It’s common in physics for people to have incredibly ambitious ideas that don’t pan out but lead to rich mathematical ideas that end up being very useful.
which is attributed to Peskin in the middle of the article, appearing a second time at the end, right after a quote from me. In any case, even if Peskin is the one who said it, not me, it’s something I very much agree with, and perhaps a good summary of the string theory situation.
Update: I gather that the Peskin quote is the “knockout quote” of the piece, set off and summarizing things, with the online formatting what makes it appear to be in the body, at the end.
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