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(Permalink) Posted: April 06 2011,19:22   

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This year's Templeton Prize went to British cosmologist Martin Rees.

 
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Martin J. Rees, a theoretical astrophysicist whose profound insights on the cosmos have provoked vital questions that speak to humanity’s highest hopes and worst fears, has won the 2011 Templeton Prize.

Rees, Master of Trinity College, one of Cambridge University’s top academic posts, and former president of the Royal Society, the highest leadership position within British science, has spent decades investigating the implications of the big bang, the nature of black holes, events during the so-called ‘dark age’ of the early universe, and the mysterious explosions from galaxy centers known as gamma ray bursters.

In turn, the “big questions” he raises – such as “How large is physical reality?” – are reshaping crucial philosophical and theological considerations that strike at the core of life, fostering the spiritual progress that the Templeton Prize has long sought to recognize.

http://www.templetonprize.org/currentwinner_2011.html


Lord Rees happens to be an atheist who believes in a peaceful coexistence between science and religion. Watch ID heads assplode.

Bitterness ejaculation by Dr. Dr. Whiny Ass Dembski in....3....2....

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It's natural to be curious about our world, but the scientific method is just one theory about how to best understand it.  We live in a democracy, which means we should treat every theory equally. - Steven Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)

  
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