More and more I look at Peter Woit's blog to get his take on string theory, cosmology, and high-energy physics. I think he is doing a great job challenging some of the lame arguments that are presented for the validity and importance of string theory. Even, worse is the multiverse.... I was shocked to read the claim made by Arkani-Hamed that if there are no supersymmetric partners found at the LHC then the multiverse must exist!
Then there is the Cambridge University Press book claiming that string theory represents a new paradigm for doing science: you don't need empirical support for a theory to be accepted as true!
I find all of this rather bizarre and scary....
Recently, Woit pointed out that even Sheldon Cooper has given up on string theory.