A one-time priest who later became an evolutionary geneticist and molecular biologist and helped scientifically refute creationism with his research was honored Thursday with one of the world's top religion prizes.
Francisco J. Ayala, 76, a U.S. citizen originally from Spain, will receive the 2010 Templeton Prize, valued at $1.53 million, the John Templeton Foundation announced at the National Academy of Sciences.
As for his personal religious beliefs, Ayala said they have evolved, but he prefers to keep them private....
"It is the largest monetary award given each year to an individual and honors someone who made exceptional contributions to affirm spirituality"
An evolutionist who "affirms spirituality"
More reprobate Rubbish and human speculation.
This guy obviously has NO faith and never was a real Christian..... Because "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear." Heb 11:3.
I think I should point out three things. John Templeton was an excellent financier, but was not a Christian.[URL=http://www.inplainsite.org/html/john_marks_templeton.html]]]Sir John Marks Templeton wasn't a Christian![/URL] .
Catholics are not Christian, [URL=http://www.icr.org/article/812/]]]Evolution and the Pope[/URL] and [URL=http://www.johnankerberg.org/Articles/_PDFArchives/roman-catholicism/RC1W0902.pdf]]]Is the One True Church Roman Catholic?[/URL].
Finally, Evolution, is a religion and not even a part of science, [URL=http://www.icr.org/home/resources/resources_tracts_scientificcaseagainstevolution/]]]The Scientific Case Against Evolution[/URL]