String theorist calls all alternatives "crackpot"
An egotist has kindly informed us via his blog that Sundance O. Bilson-Thompson, Fotini Markopoulou and Lee Smolin have come up with a theory of everything. The egotist has tried to prevent anyone reporting this by concluding at http://motls.blogspot.com/2006/03/theory-of-everything-from-trinions.html: '... I am ... certain that crackpots will embrace it as a great idea. Sorry to say but this is exactly the way they think.'
The egotist has informed us here that people with alternatives to stringy M-theory are automatically to be dismissed and suppressed as 'completely moronic crackpots' and rants that alternative builders are science-haters. This gets to the bottom of the problem for alternatives to string theory: the mainstream masters a lot of hard stringy maths, and doesn't want to see the reality that they have all been wasting their time, at least insofar as the intended physical application of string theory goes. The maths developed for string theory may have other uses even if the intended physics is a failure.
Anyway, let's forget Motl's rant for a while, and examine http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0603022, 'Quantum gravity and the standard model'.
UPDATE: Dr Dantas has a discussion thread for the paper here.