Interesting comments from Richard Smalley

From: <steamdoc@aol.com>
Date: Tue Nov 01 2005 - 15:53:31 EST

1996 Chemistry Nobelist Richard Smalley died of cancer a few days ago. His prize was for discovery of "buckyballs", and he has been a big advocate of research and development in nanotechnology (while being a voice of reason when others make wild claims about the promise of that technology).
 
Smalley attended Hope College for a couple of years, and received an alumnus award this year. Toward the end of his letter accepting the award, he makes some comments that sound like he came to (or came back to) some sort of faith near the end of his life, and that the fine-tuning of the universe that allowed human life to evolve and exist played a role in that:
http://www.rice.edu/media/smileyhope.htm
 
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Dr. Allan H. Harvey, Boulder, CO steamdoc at aol dot com
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