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November 2, 2000 - VOL. 27, NO. 22


Essay by Steven Weinberg recognized


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An essay by UT Austin Professor Steven Weinberg has received the distinction of being chosen for inclusion in two different collections of the best essays of the year.

The essay, "A Designer Universe?" originally was published in the Oct. 21, 1999, issue of The New York Review of Books. It was based on an invited talk given by Weinberg at the Conference on Cosmic Design of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., in April 1999.

Weinberg was asked to consider whether the discoveries of science provide any hint that the universe is the product of intelligent design. He concluded that there was not.

This essay was reprinted in the Best American Essays 2000,edited by Alan Lightman (Houghton, Mifflin, boston, 2000) and in The Best American Science Writing,edited by James Gleick (HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 2000). Translations of this essay also have been published in magazines in Mexico, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.

Weinberg holds the Josey Regental Chair of Science, is a member of the physics and astronomy departments and directs the Theory Group associated with the department of physics.


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