From Columbia mathematician Peter Woit at Not Even Wrong:
One of the main goals of the foundation is to bring together science and religion. Among the many things they are funding to accomplish this is a $871,000 grant to Arizona State University to fund Think Write Publish Fellowships in Science and Religion. If you’re a hard-up writer, these people will give you the opportunity to get $10,000 to write “creative nonfiction stories about harmonies between science and religion” and help you get them published.
Sure. The world needs more flatulence.
If you tried to show that the universe shows evidence of design, chances are, you’d get nowhere. These people a interested in the warm, the fuzzy, the deniable.)
Over the next few years, as you see things like this make it into the media, realize that this is not evidence of an intellectual trend, but a reflection of Templeton money and their agenda. … More.
Now that is an interesting question: Can Templeton’s vast fortune buy and wholly own an intellectual trend forever? Theistic evolution? We’ll see.
See also: Templeton now rebranding Darwin rethink
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