The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design

The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design

by Leonard Susskind
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The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
EvolutionIsTrue More than 1 year ago
An extremely well-written book intended for adult readers who are interested in the current lines of thought within the worlds of quantum mechanics, particle physics and cosmology. A well-written discussin of the antropic principle is offered by the author. The author delves into opinions that differ from his own and is equitable in their presentation. A very pleasurable read. I might also recommend books on similar themes by Brian Greene. I will surely try to catch up with the other writings by Leonard Susskind.
Charles_Darweed More than 1 year ago
This is a book totally out of the common, the ideas expressed here are son abstract that leaves you thinking... all the time Even though some things are out of our reach to prove, it makes you taste what it could be really happening around you and everything
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This is a good book, but Susskind needs to move on from the Hawking debate. OK you were correct, for now. The self gratification gets tedious.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is really a very well written argument for the author's view that the anthropic principle is the best expanation for sorting throught the issue of why we are what we are etc. etc etc Unfortunately for his argument, it is all predicated on the strong belief/assertion that String theory is correct, viable and the best chance to combine relativity and quantum mechanics. Although agrued in the converse, his postion is rather obviously motivated by the need to reinforce and support sting theory against its critics. PS He personally did some of the very early work on what was hadronic sting theory -- so he's not a truly unbiased observer. On the postive side, he is generally honest in making his biased available. Unfortunately, except to a qualified cosmologist or theoretical physist, it's hard to know what he leaves out of the countervailing arguments--somewhat in the vain of the liberal media which can't help its bias, since it can only think in biased terms. Susskind's analogue is ' there ios none other theory but Strings'!!