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This is asserted by Trinh Xuan Thuan in his book "Chaos & Harmony" chapter String theory.

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General relativity doesn't even describe gravitation in terms of particles. I think you are trying to ask why are its PREDICTIONS inconsistent with GR. – namehere Nov 29 '12 at 16:20
    
Assuming it's this book: amazon.com/Chaos-Harmony-Perspectives-Scientific-Revolutions/dp/… I can't see a chapter called String Theory. – John Rennie Nov 29 '12 at 16:22
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It might be helpful to give a short summary of his argument, so that not everybody here has to go look for said book. – Claudius Nov 29 '12 at 16:46

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