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Physics in the News
Title: Nobelist Charles Townes On Evolution, Intelligent Design, And The Meaning Of Life
Date: 07/20/2005
Publication: UC Berkeley News
Editor: Bonnie Azab Powell
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Religion and science, faith and empirical experiment: these terms would seem to have as little in common as a Baptist preacher and a Berkeley physicist. And yet, according to Charles Hard Townes, winner of a Nobel Prize in Physics and a UC Berkeley professor in the Graduate School, they are united by similar goals: science seeks to discern the laws and order of our universe; religion, to understand the universe's purpose and meaning, and how humankind fits into both.