Monday, September 06, 2010

grand design

A fascinating MSNBC article-- and embedded YouTube video-- about whether we're on the cusp of a true Theory of Everything can be found here. The video (despite its anti-religious tenor) reminds me of all that's best in academe-- the polemics, the wit, the humor of an excellent lecturer. Even though I think lecture is the absolute worst teaching technique, there are those who do it well, and Lawrence Krauss, the man in the video (introduced by "New Atheist" Richard Dawkins), has a gift for communicating difficult ideas to us laymen. Worth a read-- the article focuses on Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow-- and worth a viewing.


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