Humans have been doing math and physics
for a long time now -- from the geometry and logic of the Greek era of
the Mediterranean, the numeracy of the Hindus in India, the development
of algebra by Islamic scholars in Baghdad, to the explosion of knowledge
and learning in Europe after the invention of movable type.
This is a brief outline
of the development of string theory, the details of which will eventually
fill many large volumes written by many people directly and indirectly
involved in this rich and fascinating story.