Who won who won who won, you cry, on the edges of your chairs.
Say what? The Dalai Lama won a prize that’s given for doing something or other about science and religion? Where’s the science part?
NEW YORK — The Dalai Lama has been awarded one of the world’s leading religion prizes.
The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader is the winner of the 2012 Templeton Prize for his work on science and religion. The honor from the John Templeton Foundation, announced Thursday, comes with a $1.7 million award.
I didn’t know he’d done any work on science and religion.
The Dalai Lama is founder of the Mind & Life institute for research on science and Buddhism. A series of talks he gave at Stanford University led to the creation of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, which brings together scientists and religious scholars. The Templeton Prize will be awarded on May 14th in London.
Oh I see, he brings them together.
In a way it’s probably better that a religious boffin should win it, rather than a working scientist. It’s less misleading that way.