Kim Jones wrote:
> The Templeton Foundation gives sizeable grants to projects for  
> reconciling science and religion, and awards a yearly prize of two  
> million dollars to a philosopher or scientist whose work highlights  
> the "spiritual dimension of scientific progress."
> Go for it, Bruno! If Paul Davies can do it with a rather mediocre tome  
> like "The Mind of God" - you will surely impress them with your  
> machine theology - none of which they will understand, so it will  
> surely command respect.
> Not a cynical suggestion; if the Templeton Foundation is anything  
> beyond a perverse attempt to reward scientists who are prepared to say  
> something nice about religion, then your setting this whole science/ 
> religion (physical sciences/human sciences; whatever) house in order  
> will surely be worth the two million. And then you would be obliged to  
> write a book about it all that will show the materialist/atheists a  
> thing or two!
> Hands up if you think Bruno should apply for a Templeton grant!!! With  
> two million in his bank balance, he might even come out to Australia  
> to visit me and Russell!!!

Sure.  Go for it, Bruno!

> What happened to Step 7, Doctor?
> warmest regards
> Kim
> Another annoying feature of the term "metaphysics" is that it has made  
> it quasi-impossible for physicians to do metaphysics, since "meta"  
> here has a sense corresponding to "meta" in metamathematics (the old  
> name for Recursion Theory). Now, most physicians would argue (at least  
> before the rise of the quantum) that such a "meta-physics" is simply  
> physics. Which means: physicians, together with their laboratories and  
> their libraries simply obey.... the laws of physics. OK, but when you  
> say the same thing of quantum mechanics, you are now heading toward  
> Everett and the Many-Worlds interpretation. Everett was the first  
> serious "meta-physician" in that sense. Well, Galileo and Einstein  

And your namesake, Giordano Bruno.


> (among others) also helped to prepare the terrain for this  
> 'desanthropomorphisation' process. Embedding the subject into the  
> object of study. Embedding the spectator in the spectacles, as the  
> Hindu says. - Bruno Marchal

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