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  • John Templeton’s Lost Memo

    03/27/2010 8:22:38 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 11 replies · 641+ views
    Sir John Templeton, founder of Templeton funds is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest investing minds ever. He died in 2008 at the age of 95. His son recently released a memo found among his belongings that was written in 2005. Apparently, Templeton predicted the coming economic challenges and it seems Greenspan was wrong – it isn’t impossible to predict financial bubbles! John M. Templeton Lyford Cay, Nassau, Bahamas June 15, 2005 MEMORANDUM Financial Chaos – probably in many nations in the next five years. The word chaos is chosen to express likelihood of reduced profit margin at the...
  • Concept of 'hypercosmic God' wins Templeton Prize (Quantum Mechanics meets Metaphysics?)

    03/16/2009 4:29:12 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 98 replies · 3,287+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 16 March 2009 | Amanda Gefter
    Today the John Templeton Foundation announced the winner of the annual Templeton Prize of a colossal £1 million ($1.4 million), snip D'Espagnat boasts an impressive scientific pedigree, having worked with Nobel laureates Louis de Broglie, Enrico Fermi and Niels Bohr. De Broglie was his thesis advisor; he served as a research assistant to Fermi; and he worked at CERN when it was still in Copenhagen under the direction of Bohr. snip Third view Unlike classical physics, d'Espagnat explained, quantum mechanics cannot describe the world as it really is, it can merely make predictions for the outcomes of our observations. If...
  • Sir John Templeton Dies (Philanthropist and investment guru was 95)

    07/09/2008 8:45:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies · 149+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | July 9, 2008 | Charles Enman
    Sir John Templeton agreed with the proverb that it's "easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." "There's a lot of truth in that," the billionaire philanthropist once said. "When people trust in something other than God, it's difficult to be truly spiritual. ... Don't fall in love with money." Sir John, a pioneering mutual fund manager, global investor and founder of the Templeton Prize, died Tuesday of pneumonia in the Bahamas, a spokeswoman at his foundation said. He was 95. Sir John was born...
  • John Templeton Has Died

    07/08/2008 11:05:21 AM PDT · by Kozman · 50 replies · 103+ views
    Billionaire, former mutual fund manager, Sir John M. Templeton has died. Templeton ran some of the most successful mutual funds during the initial boom years for mutual funds. In 1939, when World War II began in Europe and the stock market was at record lows, Templeton borrowed $10,000 and bought 100 shares each in 104 companies that were selling at $1 a share or less, including 34 in bankruptcy. A few years later, he made large profits on 100 of the companies; four turned out to be worthless. Templeton renounced his American citizenship in the 1960's and moved to the...
  • John Templeton Foundation awards $2.8 million to examine origins of biological complexity

    01/02/2006 4:14:37 AM PST · by PatrickHenry · 166 replies · 2,898+ views
    EurekAlert (AAAS) ^ | 02 January 2006 | Staff
    The mechanisms driving the process of evolution have always been subject to rigorous scientific debate. Growing in intensity and scope, this debate currently spans a broad range of disciplines including archaeology, biochemistry, computer modeling, genetics & development and philosophy. A recent $2.8 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to the Cambridge Templeton Consortium [link] is providing the resources for further investigation into this complex and fascinating area. The funds will support 18 new grant awards to scientists, social scientists and philosophers examining how complexity has emerged in biological systems. Attracting 150 applications, the grant process has generated much interest...