Relying on Reason is not a Faith Position
The state of the universe around us offers far more support to the hypothesis that the universe is not designed for humanity, than it does to the contrary. The universe looks exactly how we'd expect if it were not created.
A Calabi-Yau manifold is a kind of six-dimensional surface that has very special properties. These special properties mean that Calabi-Yaus play a central role in String Theory research.
To anyone who doesn't use abstract mathematics on a daily basis, the concept of an imaginary number sounds absurd. We can't use them to count things, as we can with natural numbers.
This isn't an action shot of a cube of metal as it falls to the ground. This is real life levitation.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics is an exceptionally simple statement, yet has profound implications for the evolution of the universe. Despite it's simple form however, it seems that there are many misconceptions that people have about what it really means.
To anyone who is confused about what it is exactly that theoretical physicists do, here is a brief yet broad summary of what we're trying to achieve.
If we see green apples fall from a tree every day, why should we reason inductively and conclude that every apple that falls from the tree will be green? Why not conclude instead that the next apple to fall from the tree will be red?