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From the TEDTalks archive, David Deutsch on our place in the cosmos

Posted by: Tedstaff

For the next two weeks, we’re presenting some of our favorite TEDTalks from among the 275 talks and performances we’ve posted since June 2006. Look for brand-new TEDTalks starting August 18. Until then, enjoy these gems — and suggest your own by writing to contact@ted.com

Physicist David Deutsch is author of The Fabric of Reality and the leading proponent of the multiverse intrepretation of quantum theory — the astounding idea that our universe is constantly spawning countless numbers of parallel worlds. In this rare (and delightfully engaging) public appearance, he weaves a complex and captivating argument placing the study of physics at the center of our species’ survival. (Recorded July 2005 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 19:45)

Watch David Deutsch’s 2005 talk on TED.com, where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances.

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