#1 French Physicist Wins Templeton Religion Prize03-16-2009, 11:18 AM
Interesting story on science and religion and how some see the two as complimentary to each other. Somebody else to confrustrate Richard Dawkins.
French Physicist Wins Templeton Religion Prize
By Ethan Cole
Christian Post Reporter
Mon, Mar. 16 2009 10:33 AM EDT
A French physicist and philosopher of science is the winner of the 2009 Templeton Prize for religion, the largest annual religion prize given to an individual, the foundation announced on Monday.
Bernard d’Espagnat, 87, will receive the $1.42 million prize for his work in quantum physics that shows the limits of knowable science and affirms a reality that can be explained through spirituality and art, according to Reuters.
D’Espagnat said in prepared remarks that he is “convinced that those among our contemporaries who believe in a spiritual dimension of existence and live up to it are, when all is said, fully right,” according to The Associated Press.
The John Templeton Foundation announced the prize at a news conference held at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris.
“[D’Espagnat has] explored the unlimited, the openings that new scientific discoveries offer in pure knowledge and in questions that go to the very heart of our existence and humanity,” said John Templeton, Jr., president of the foundation, at the ceremony.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
03-16-2009, 10:24 PMUbi Dubium Ibi Libertas
03-16-2009, 10:52 PM
I understand Bernard d'Espagnat's view point better than you might realize and he aligns somewhere between theist and deist.Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
03-16-2009, 11:57 PM
The idea that we're not the stuff of which we're made is downright spiritual, isn't it?
Last edited by The Night Owl; 03-17-2009 at 12:05 AM.Ubi Dubium Ibi Libertas
03-17-2009, 05:40 AMIt is only upon careful observation, with a magnifying glass, on a sunny day, that one comes to realize how often ants burst into flames.
03-17-2009, 09:08 AMNever argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
03-17-2009, 10:55 AM
Those who view science as the end all and be all of discovery can never codify the Creator.
Last edited by The Night Owl; 03-17-2009 at 11:08 AM.Ubi Dubium Ibi Libertas
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