Charles Townes invented a very intense beam of light known as a "laser". He also just won the Templeton Prize for "progress in spiritual knowledge". What the blazes is spiritual knowledge anyway?
I'm not saying Townes should return the $1.5 million. If fools want to throw money down the drain, that's their prerogative. However, he should use the money to buy a book on the Big Bang. If he had any clue what the Big Bang actually is, he wouldn't be talking about its causes.
Ya see, this is the reason why logical positivism is important. LP tells you when you're deluding yourself and speaking utter nonsense. The Templeton Prize has wasted millions of dollars on a linguistic mistake, on meaningless nonsense.
Now that I think about it, I should win the prize. Talk about progress in spiritual knowledge. Demonstrating that there's no such thing as spiritual knowledge deserves at least $1.5 million.