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

The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design - Leonard Susskind Wasn't great but wasn't bad. Everything in the book was put into good wording for breakdowns and it's obvious that he's not blowing smoke. There were 2 weak points. One is that the chapters tend to ramble and become incredibly dry. He usually brings up something simply to tell you that it's in another chapter. My main problem was that it never actually goes into the concept of string theory and intelligent design. I can see how a physicist would think he addressed the topic but it's really string theory and the anthropomorphic principle. Suskin seems to consider these the same things but that's only true through the semantics of a physicist. From a layman or even a philosopher the ideas can be connected but are not the same. It was interesting and smart but not the book I was hoping to read.