Those pillars of sagacity at the seriously minted Templeton Foundation, who like to hand out huge sums of dosh to esteemed individuals whose work they deem somehow (wittingly or unwittingly) shoe-horns with their mission to emulsify the rational and the irrational, have, in their latest money-wasting endorsement of pseudoscience, awarded this years science and faith-mangling pot to the Dalai Lama.
But, of course, with it being the Dalai Lama, it will be a popular choice, regardless, right? ‘Cos we all think he’s great and lovely, right? Think we’re also supposed to genuflect to him as ‘His Holiness’, or something. Do me a favour.