Adam D. Hincks, S.J., is a contributing editor at America.

Illustration courtesy the Vatican Observatory
Arts & Culture Ideas
Adam D. HincksJuly 26, 2018
His was a life full of discovery, invention and public service.
Faith Short Take
Adam D. HincksNovember 17, 2017
Julie Payette, Canada’s new governor general, stirred up controversy with a speech to a scientific gathering in which she seemed to pit “divine intervention” against “natural process.”
Politics & Society Short Take
Adam D. HincksJuly 19, 2017
On June 19, NASA announced that its Kepler space telescope team had identified 219 new planet candidates.
Politics & Society Short Take
Adam D. HincksFebruary 16, 2017
Science is a necessary point of reference, but it should by no means be the only political voice in the conversation.
A simulated image of the black hole merger known as GW150914.
Politics & Society
Adam D. HincksJune 23, 2016
The most fundamental motivation of science is the human desire for contemplation.
Photo: Reuters/Tony Gentile
Adam D. HincksSeptember 10, 2014
She would have to leave her intellect behind, my friend assumed, if she followed up on a profound experience of God that had led her to Mass. Eventually she decided to enroll in the catechumenate in order to become a member of the Catholic Church. Taking this step, she explained to me, would require
Adam D. HincksFebruary 12, 2013
Adam D. Hincks, S.J., on the discovery of the "God particle," which resulted in a Nobel prize this week for two physicists
Adam D. HincksApril 16, 2012
New scientific discoveries and old truths