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Michael Heller, 72, winner of this year’s prize. He says science and religion “are prerequisites of the decent existence.”

Templeton Prize bio

1 posted on 03/14/2008 5:08:52 AM PDT by iowamark
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Mark for later read.


2 posted on 03/14/2008 5:24:07 AM PDT by DB
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Professor Heller said he believed, for example, that the religious objection to teaching evolution “is one of the greatest misunderstandings” because it “introduces a contradiction or opposition between God and chance.”

One really needn't work too hard to find clues as to why NYT finds it useful to run such a story.

Separately, let's distinguish, please, between "the theory of evolution" as a cause for the existence of life or species, and "evolution," which is synomymous with "adaptation," as a natural occurance manifested in existing life and species.

Yeah, do you think we're smart enough to make that distinction, academia? Do you, NYT? If I can do it, you can do it. If you want to.

3 posted on 03/14/2008 5:26:14 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (A moderate Muslim is one who acts like a Christian,.)
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LOL, I thought it was Priest-cosmetologist and I was picturing this priest cutting hair and doing nails and my gaydar went crazy. LOL


6 posted on 03/14/2008 5:33:11 AM PDT by Mercat (The LORD is my Banner)
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8 posted on 03/14/2008 8:34:50 AM PDT by TXnMA (Don't vote for McCain. Vote AGAINST the Democrats!!!)
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Good for him. The problem with the epoche has still not been worked out and more should give it a try.


9 posted on 03/14/2008 8:37:48 AM PDT by RightWhale (Clam down! avoid ataque de nervosa)
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19 posted on 03/14/2008 12:45:09 PM PDT by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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As a rule, the Templeton Prize winners are indeed deserving of the award, unlike the Nobel or the Pulitzer Prize winners, which have grown more and more politicized and perverse over the years.

The New York Times article doesn’t give a very clear explanation of his work, but that’s not really surprising. This is an area that the Times will never really understand.

Maybe we’ll read more about it in a future issue of First Things.


20 posted on 03/14/2008 1:24:54 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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32 posted on 03/15/2008 3:48:20 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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33 posted on 03/15/2008 5:46:21 AM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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34 posted on 03/15/2008 5:47:03 AM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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