Francisco J. Ayala, an evolutionary geneticist and molecular biologist, has won the 2010 Templeton Prize. Ayala, the Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of California at Irvine, is known for research into parasitic protozoa, and his findings may lead to cures for malaria and other diseases. He has equated efforts to block religious intrusions into science with “the survival of rationality in this country.” The award "honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works."
- Some philosophy scholars raise concerns about Templeton funding
- Sound Science or Sound Bite?
- Guest Review of “Starch,” from 'The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home'
- The Rise of 'Convergence' Science
- Transition for Christian College Group
- Quick Takes: Pace's Approach to Accountability, UC Joins Google Project, Private Colleges Challenge U.S. Panel, Mo. May Check Profs' Criminal Backgrounds, Honor Roll for Community Service, Treatment for Eating Disorders, More Great Publicity for Lacrosse
- Pardon Me, but Your Door Is Terribly Offensive
Search for Jobs