Answers in Genesis previously reported that the 2000 winner of the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion was awarded to an agnostic! Freeman Dyson, who is not an atheist, however, is a mathematician who works at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study. Interestingly enough, the man who won this award for supposedly helping to bridge the gap between science and religion had the following to say in a 1978 interview with Monte Davis of Omni magazine—it appears that his views have not changed much over the past 22 years given some of his recent comments to the press, and he remains a staunch evolutionist:
In February 1998, Dyson was interviewed for Wired magazine and stated the following:
These quotes come from a man who was awarded almost $1 million by the Templeton Foundation for “progress” in religion! If he would only discard his evolutionary belief system and get his answers from Genesis, he would have a strong foundation for a theology that would recognize that Christ is his Creator as well as Savior.
(Research by Stacia Byers.)
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