13 January 2006

“‘I have no need for this hypothesis.’” Through its annual education supplement,¬†The Village Voice¬†investigates another kind of Intelligent Design critic: string theoritician Leonard Susskind, the physicist author of the recent book,¬†The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design, which argues that the anthropic principle — the idea that the world exists as it is so that humankind can be here to observe it — can exist without any supernatural, or divine, explanations.