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  • Priest-Cosmologist Wins $1.6 Million Templeton Prize

    03/14/2008 5:08:51 AM PDT · by iowamark · 123 replies · 1,506+ views
    New York Times ^ | 03/13/2008 | Brenda Goodman
    The $1.6 million Templeton Prize, the richest award made to an individual by a philanthropic organization, was given Wednesday to Michael Heller, 72, a Roman Catholic priest, cosmologist and philosopher who has spent his life asking, and perhaps more impressively answering, questions like “Does the universe need to have a cause?”... Much of Professor Heller’s career has been dedicated to reconciling the known scientific world with the unknowable dimensions of God. In doing so, he has argued against a “God of the gaps” strategy for relating science and religion, a view that uses God to explain what science cannot. Professor...