- Cosmic landscape: string theory and the illusion of intelligent design
Lenny has already used this title for several talks. I won't comment on the summary of the book, but it is very provocative:
- The beginning of the 21st Century is a watershed in modern science, a time that will forever change our understanding of the universe, Leonard Susskind, the father of string theory, contends. With this theory, he inspired a generation of physicists who believe that this theory would uniquely predict the physical properties of our universe. Now, decades later, Susskind is revising his theory, saying that it no longer suits our understanding of the universe. In this book he raises the possibility that the Laws of Physics as we know them today are determined by the requirement that intelligent life is possible. In other words, our universe exists because we are here to observe it. THE COSMIC LANDSCAPE will be a paradigm shifting answer to Brian Greene’s bestselling The Elegant Universe.