Science

Engraving from 1894 showing Galileo Galilei at the Inquisition in 1633 (iStock)
The Galileo story is presented as a narrative of the church denying science. But that implies that science is a single, monolithic worldview. Part history, part science fiction, the Galileo story is less a legend than a myth.
Christiana Zenner September 18, 2020
Thomas Berry's legacy for a rising generation of eco-theologians and ethicists is pervasive.
Terrance Klein September 09, 2020
When we speak of minds, can someone who would reduce consciousness to biology offer an adequate picture of what it means for us to know something?
It’s a long-standing puzzle: If there is such a high probability of life existing elsewhere in the universe, then, as Enrico Fermi was alleged to have said, “Where is everybody?
Richard G. Malloy June 16, 2020
In the 20th and 21st centuries, many theologians have been rethinking how we imagine God in the light of revelations of evolution and the revolutionary realizations of spacetime and quantum mechanics. It’s time for us to catch up.
Catholic News Service May 21, 2020
Dr. Francis S. Collins, who led the Human Genome Project--and who is a member of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences--has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Templeton Prize.