Cosmic Variance points out that John Templeton Jr., the current chairman of the John Templeton Foundation (started by his father), was the largest individual donor to the campaign for Proposition 8 in California. See the "dishonor roll" here. This is important news to those of us who deal in science and religion, where one is sure to cross paths with John's money.
Obviously the fellow has a right to his own opinion, but it can be frustrating when a field of inquiry is so dominated, funding-wise, by a point of view that likes to impose itself so baldly on the choices of others. [go!]