Templeton Prize

In prizes, Templeton Prize is a 1972-established award for work or discoveries on spiritual realities, whose monetary value is adjusted to be more than the Nobel Prize, but whose prestige is the reverse.

Any scientist who cashes in on the Templeton Prize and or takes grants from the Templeton Foundation is a sell-out, being that science does not recognized "spirits" as a reality, i.e. spirits are not real, hence acceptance of the prize only promotes false and vacuous ideals. A scientist associated with the Templeton Foundation is a red flag that their work is ontic opening based.

American physicist Sean Carroll, e.g., an outspoken atheist, in 2005 declined an invitation to present at a Templeton conference at the University of California at Berkeley. He says that because funding for quantum mechanics is hard to get, some of his colleagues are willing to take Templeton's research grants even if they don't support his beliefs. The Templeton folks make it tempting, he says, because unlike other academic conferences, Templeton's confabs pay presenters. Carroll says he would have received $2,000 to speak at the conference, a similar sum if he published his talk in their anthology, and a chance at a $10,000 prize for scientists under 40. (Ѻ)

The prize was initiated per the endowment of American-born British stock investor John Templeton (1912-2008). In 1939, Templeton, a daily prayer-believing Christian, borrowed $10,000 and $100 worth of ever stock valued at less than a dollar on New York exchange, quadrupled that in four years, and went on to become a billionaire, and in 1972 established the Templeton Foundation to encourage the researchers to use the “methods of science that have been so productive in other areas, in order to discover spiritual realities” and doles out some $80 million year for whatever spirit related work the foundation sees fit and $1.5 million annually for the prize.

Notice | Winners
The following, to make cautious not of, is a work in progress listing of Hmolpedia-related winners:

Paul Davies
Freeman Dyson

The following are related quotes:

“The Templeton Prize bridges the gap between sense and nonsense.”
— Martinus Veltman (2003), on John Polkinghorne’s acceptance [1]

“Rees’ acceptance of the Templeton Prize make him complaint quisling.”
Richard Dawkins (2010), on Martin Rees’ work on investigating life’s spiritual dimension (Ѻ)

“Never trust the work of a Templeton Prize winner or associate.”
Libb Thims (2013), mental note arisen in reflection of recent adds to Paul Davies page; along with past thought on other Templeton-funded writers: Robert Ulanowicz, Terrence Deacon (Ѻ) , among others, whose mind[s] has gone to pasture, i.e. left the path of truth for sake of spiritual/God theory justification aiming/biased funding, 10:09AM CST Dec 9

1. Veltman, Martinus. (2003). Facts and Mysteries in Elementary Particle Physics (pg. 286). World Scientific.

External links
Templeton Prize – Wikipedia.

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