Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Martin Rees ganó el premio Templeton

Martin Rees ha perdido parte de mi respeto al hacerse merecedor del Templeton prize (vía Why Evolution Is True). La descripción del premio es la siguiente:


The Templeton Prize honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works. Established in 1972 by the late Sir John Templeton, the Prize aims, in his words, to identify “entrepreneurs of the spirit”—outstanding individuals who have devoted their talents to expanding our vision of human purpose and ultimate reality. The Prize celebrates no particular faith tradition or notion of God, but rather the quest for progress in humanity’s efforts to comprehend the many and diverse manifestations of the Divine.

En pocas palabras, el premio es dado a científicos que dicen cosas bonitas sobre la religión. Lo que es más, el monto del premio es un millón de libras, que bien empaquetan una considerable dosis de tentación para cualquier acomodacionista que se preste al juego.

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