The whole premise of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) is the ability to distinguish intelligently caused signals from natural patterns.
Like a broken copier, popular science media just keeps spitting this stuff out.
“Where, for starters, are the laws of quantum mechanics themselves supposed to have come from?”
Krauss’s A Universe from Nothing is a superior and accessible rehashing of the concept of the “landscape,” also known as the “multiverse.”
Nature reviews Lawrence Krauss’s new book, A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing.