Monday, January 16, 2012

Great Scientific Theories - Edge Survey 2012 Answers

191 scholars contributed their answers.

Humphrey, Nicholas - Emeritus School Professor, The London School of Economics; Author, Soul Dust
Explanation For Why The Human Mind May Seem To Have An Elegant Explanation Even If It Doesn't

Linde, Andrei - Father of "Eternal Chaotic Inflation"; Professor of Physics, Stanford University

The inflationary multiverse consists of myriads of 'universes' with all possible laws of physics and mathematics operating in each of them. We can only live in those universes where the laws of physics allow our existence, which requires making reliable predictions.

In the context of the new cosmological paradigm, which was developed during the last 30 years, we might be able, for the first time, to approach one of the most complicated and mysterious problems which bothered some of the best scientists of the 20th century.

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