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  • Physicist Receives Million-Pound Prize for Predicting a 'Hypercosmic God'

    03/24/2009 1:45:20 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 61 replies · 1,767+ views
    ICR ^ | March 24, 2009 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    On March 16, 2009, the Templeton Foundation announced the winner of its annual 1 million pound sterling (1.42 million USD) prize, an amount that exceeds the payoff of the prestigious Nobel Prize...Dr. d’Espagnat was awarded the prize for his work using theoretical physics to predict the reality of a hypercosmic god, who exists outside of the physical universe...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Explore as much as we can': Nobel Prize winner Charles Townes on evolution & intelligent design

    05/16/2007 6:54:51 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 654 replies · 7,215+ views
    UC Berkeley News ^ | 06/17/2005 | Bonnie Azab Powell,
    Charles Townes is the Nobel Prize Physics winner whose pioneering work led to the maser and later the laser. The University of California, Berkeley interviewed him on his 90th birthday where they talked about evolution, intelligent design and the meaning of life. I thought this would be good to share... ---------------------------------------- BERKELEY – 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...