Physicist Leonard Susskind Refutes Intelligent Design genre: Hip-Gnosis & Video-Philes

It's always refreshing to hear an informed member of the scientific community offer their views on the likelihood of an intelligent designer. In the following clip, Leonard Susskind gives a brief commentary on the subject.

Most notable in Susskind's observations is his willingness to step beyond our earth-centric perceptions of the universe and see the predominance of unintelligence that exists. While many religious apologists point to our planet and its inhabitants as evidence of a creator, Susskind suggests that the random nature of the universe is a far more plausible explanation for our existence.

In other words, why would a divine being create an immense universe with so few parts serving any function in sustaining or propagating those living beings that are presumably his pièce de rèsistance. Rather than view humanity as the work of a designer, unique instances or events can just as easily be explained in terms of mathematical probability.

When someone wins the lottery, we realize that it is a matter of astronomical odds...yet it happens in accordance within predictable mathematical parameters...not as a matter of divine intervention. Consider the sound evidence for the theory of evolution and our ever expanding ability to scientifically explain what we see and experience and the rationale for a creator is increasingly a matter of wishful speculation.

Tagged as: Creationism, Darwin, Evolution, Fora.TV, Intelligent Design, Leonard Susskind, Universe

Daniel DiRito | August 12, 2008 | 6:45 PM
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