From Chemistry World:
Nobel prize-winning chemist and past president of the Royal Society of Chemistry Harry Kroto died on Saturday 30 April aged 76.
Kroto was awarded the 1996 chemistry Nobel prize, along with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley, for the discovery of fullerenes, and was knighted the same year. More.
He was also an atheist activist in science, seeming not to recognize any distinction, as the campaign against Royal Society theistic evolutionist Michael Reiss suggested. This item from the New York Times in 2006 gives the sense of it. He shared the Nobel that year with Richard Smalley (1943–2005) who came to the opposite conclusion.
Curiously, no one was supposed to mind using science to spread atheism but using it to spread theism was a big problem. Maybe you had to be there. Requiescat in lucem pacis aeternitatis.
See also: Seven Nobel Laureates in science who either supported Intelligent Design or attacked Darwinian evolution
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