"Has anyone explored the relationship between string theory and the Transactional Interpretation of quantum mechanics? Both involve the representation of particles as standing waves in n-space (although I agree that the TI much simpler). The TI states that it is the interference of advance & retarded waves that creates these standing waves. This seems to elegantly resolve every quantum paradox, while at the same time making use of a previously disregarded solution to Maxwell's equations. Does string theory still disregard waves that propagate backwards in time...?"