quite possibly the most understandable explanation of STRING THEORY:
Quite possibly the weirdest physics theory ever. While all of the math behind it is correct, attempting to understand it is like having molten platinum poured on your skull. The theory is something like this:
1. Everything is made of molecules (duh).
2. Molecules are made of atoms (also duh).
3. Atoms are made of electrons, protons, and neutrons (very duh).
4. Electrons, protons, and neutrons can be split in half to create quarks.
5. Quarks are actually made of even smaller pieces, called strings.
Strings are eleven-dimensional (ten dimensions + time) bits of energy that not only make up the above particles but create forces including gravity, electromagnetism, strong nuclear forces, weak nuclear forces, and a few other forces that have not yet been discovered.
Strings are so infitismally small that anyone with an IQ of less that 400 (ie, all humans) is incapable of imagining how small they are. To give you an example, imagine an atom of hydrogen was the size of the solar system. On the same scale, a single string would be the size of small tree.
String theory also includes a bunch of theorys including m-theory, relativity, chaos theory, and a few others that may or may not have been invented by someone who was on LSD at the time (if you’ve ever seen any Mandelbrot Fractals, you’ll know what I mean).
After reading about string theory for two hours, my brain decided to go into a coma out of self defense.