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What does it take to win the Templeton prize?

By Philip Ball  

If you’re a non-believer, it’s easy to mock or even despise efforts to bridge science and religion. But you don’t need to be Richard Dawkins to sense that there’s an imbalance in these often well-meaning initiatives: science has no need of religion in its quest to understand the universe, whereas religion sometimes appear to crave the intellectual force of science’s rigour. And since it seems hard to imagine how science could supply supporting evidence for religion (as opposed to simply unearthing…

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