Looking to make an easy $4M?Posted by Paul Apple on Jan 29, 2010 in Education | Comments Off on Looking to make an easy $4M?
Check out this project at FSU designed “to improve our understanding of free will in three spheres: science (especially neuroscience and social psychology); philosophy; and theology.” I would love to pick up some of this loose change from the John Templeton Foundation … but it does not look like they are soliciting much biblical input. Look at how the money is being allocated:
Advertising of grant programs in three areas: science of free will ($2.8 million); conceptual underpinnings of free will, round 1 ($165,000); and theology of free will, round 1 ($132,000).
I imagine that even the theological component (defined as input from traditional theology) will be largely philosophical rather than biblical exegesis. Maybe God would prefer that we give more than a passing interest to His opinion on this topic.