Life, the universe, and everything

A glance at the November 15 issue of The New York Review of Books: Life, the universe, and everything

Steven Weinberg, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist at the University of Texas at Austin, speculates about the nature of physics and the physics of nature, envisioning how life on earth, and the universe, will end. But his perambulations are marked more by not knowing than by knowing, since science has not yet learned the long-sought "Theory of Everything" that will supposedly