"There's a distinct feeling in the research community that Templeton just gives the award to the most senior scientists they can find who's willing to say something nice about religion." Gosh, what a horrible thing to do- give someone a prize because they are nice. The idiots who complain about this obviously see science and religion as enemies. Silly, really, as science cannot answer a single religious question any more than religion can answer a scientific one.
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.