Open Letter to the Templeton foundation
I sent the following to the contact page of the Templeton foundation
website on July 6, 2015. In the absence of any reply from them, I
finally decided to publish it in the end of October.
Hello. Last winter I wrote for the fqxi contest an essay
connections between maths and physics, how I see quantum physics
interpreted as explaining the interaction between mind and matter,
how the universe is created by consciousness. I thought it would
In the absence of any feedback or reaction from you or any people
official concerns like yours, and the fact I did not win any prize
reasons I explained in my page, I wonder if you even noticed it,
you may need this more explicit notification.
I am not looking for any
funding, but I just think you may be interested to have a closer
on the issues, both :
I recently happened to talk with a rabbi and reported to him the
ironical situation : in their try to support research on the
connection between science and religion, the Templeton foundation
happened to sponsor a prize to authors of the best ideas
ignorance with hardcore materialism. I understand you did not do
deliberately, you did not expect those rules of the fqxi contest
lead to the wrong results, however I suggest you to consider the
- that of the math/physics connection as you seem interested
ideas. Generally, my agreement with religion is restricted to
field of metaphysics, however this may be already worth
since I consider to have found some of the ideas that you seem
still searching for.
- and the issue of how things are going in that fqxi contest
sponsor : see my report settheory.net/fqxi
, while I did not know yet
that the jury would behave the same as what I described there.
Another case of "science and religion" support spent in
See my report of the scientific
incompetence of Elliott Tammaro. His work is supported by the
Institute for Religion and Science of Chestnut Hill College (youtube page).
I also wrote them about the problem and did not get any reply.
Links to other sites on science and religion
Conflicts between science
and religion in the Religious Tolerance site.
"The Relation of Science
and Religion", a transcript of a talk given by Dr. Feynman at the Caltech YMCA Lunch
Forum on May 2, 1956
And the second google result on "religion and science" after Wikipedia, is an article by...
William Craig, the same person who spectacularly
refutes by his practical behavior an ability of reason (and also of human respect and understanding)
which he was supposed to demonstrate in words.
See also :
The best proof of
Review of a book by
a physicist against Scientism :"Monopolizing knowledge"