Templeton Prize Winner Gets His Cash Award

Back in March, Francisco Ayala (pictured center) won the 2010 Templeton Prize, valued at more than 1.5 million dollars. Today, he was presented with the award by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (pictured right), in a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace. “This is a remarkable prize,” Ayala said. “I hope the recognition it bestows will help propagate the notion that science and religion are not in opposition and that, in fact, they may often be complementary.”
As we told you earlier, Ayala will donate the money for graduate scholarships in biological sciences and toward the evolutionary genetics program at the University of California, Irvine, where he’s a professor.

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