Paddoboy doing the only thing he can do: It would be an interesting exercise to show that all these attacks apply to Paddoboy himself, not in the unsupported form he uses, but supported by his own posting, but I'm lazy today, and prefer to do more interesting things. Namely to give more support for my thesis what will happen with string theory. It was, of course, not unsupported, I have already referred to people who have written books about the failure of string theory, like Woit's book "not even wrong" and Smolin's "Trouble with physics". But, instead of referring to critics of string theory, it seems much more reasonable to hear their defenders. This is always a good idea for outsiders, given that these defenders know what they are talking about, are aware that their opponents know this too, thus, know that to make stupid false claims would be counterproductive. http://arxiv.org/abs/1112.0788v3 is such a defense article by Duff. What does he propose? "the contributions of string and M-theory to pure mathematics and recent applications of string and M-theory techniques to other branches of physics, such as cosmic strings, quark-gluon plasmas, fluid mechanics, high-temperature superconductors and quantum information theory." This is what I do not doubt, and this is, therefore, what I guess remains. What else? The claim that the competitors are not better: "The landscape problem would not have gone away. The problem of how to choose one physical universe out of a large number of mathematically possible universes is a problem that any attempt to provide a final theory is going to have confront. Why do we appear to live in just four dimensions? Why is the number of fundamental forces the four of gravitational, electromagnetic, strong and weak nuclear? Why are there just three families of quarks and leptons? These riddles are not unique to string theory and at the moment none of the alternative theories has any answers to them." Of course, the ether alternative, which gives answers to these questions, is ignored - he does not know that it exists. Whatever, people tend to continue what has been successful. Once string theory was successful in math, and in some applications of this math in some domains of physics (interesting math has often some unexpected applications in physics), one will continue research in these directions. Research in the particular application "fundamental theory of physics" has not been successful, so it will be abandoned and forgotten. If no miracle happens, which is not probable.