Rube Golberg Machine

Peter Woit, 2006, Not Even Wrong, The failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law

In Chapter Particle Physics at the Turn of Millennium, Peter Woit cited Leonard Susskind:

They want to believe the universe is an elegant universe – and it’s not so elegant. It’s different over here, it’s that over here. It’s a Rube Goldberg machine over here.

As I have never heard of the Rube Goldberg machine, I have made a search. There is a nice picture in Wikipedia

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/31/Rube_goldberg_machine.jpg/250px-Rube_goldberg_machine.jpg

Well, so this is how the Universe looks like.


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