## Wednesday, January 30, 2008 ... //

### Brian Cox and Leonard Susskind on String Theory & Supreme Master TV

Part II: Extra Dimensions (and Susskind's DNA/compactification landscape analogy)
Our Universe Among Others I, II, III (22+24+19 minutes with Susskind; subtitles in 12 languages, saving of our planet by becoming a vegetarian, spirituality, and God's direct contact to An Inconvenient Truth is included in the Supreme Master Television's powerful package) :-)
Brian Cox channel

Well, I think that Brian Cox clearly doesn't get certain elementary subtleties and the spiritual agenda of the Supreme Master TV program (owned by Ching Hai, an apparent god whom I've never heard about) is more entertaining than insightful but I think that all the programs are pretty catchy and pleasing and whenever they talk about science itself, it makes sense.

#### snail feedback (2) :

Brian Cox doesn't look too smart in this conversation :)

As for Sussind, he mentioned that proton and neutron have string-like properties - like you can stretch a proton, or spin it.. Can you point out where I can find more on that?

Also, I don't really like Susskind's DNA analogy - obviously, we've got our DNAs as a result of evolution, mechanics of which is well understood. But there is no evidence that the Universe is going through some sort of evolutionary process (..or there is?)

Thanks,
Andrew