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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Group 1: Rosenberg 3-4

What foundation offers prize money to academics and scientists who conduct research that attempts to reconcile science with religion?  (p. 45) A: The Templeton Foundation

The essence of natural selection is nature’s passivity and lack of ________.  A: foresight
(p. 56).

Since we're in the Rosenberg chapter on evolution, here's an interesting book-blog from Jerry Coyne.  He's a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago.  His book (and blog) are entitled Why Evolution Is True. 


  1. What is everyone's thoughts on the Templeton Foundation?

  2. I think I'd be happy to take their money.

    Seriously, "affirming life's spiritual dimension" from a godless POV is what I do. They should pay me. IBut 'm afraid their understanding of "spiritual" carries baggage I can't lift.

  3. I was going to ask wheres the book 'Why Evolution Is Not True,' but I guess the Bible is chillin in that spot. What a precarious predicament.