PZ Myers complained last week over the London Times calling the Templeton Prize a prize for “scientific thought”.
Say what? There’s no amount of science you can do that will win you a Templeton prize. It’s a prize for religious apologetics, nothing more.
That’s pretty accurate, so maybe this Yahoo! article can do some soothing…
A one-time priest who later became an evolutionary geneticist and molecular biologist and helped scientifically refute creationism with his research was honored Thursday with one of the world’s top religion prizes.
Of course, it would be better if all that money was just given out as research grants.