I am a Jesuit scientist. I’m all for vaccines, but we have to do more than just ‘follow the science’
I find myself troubled by the phrase, “Follow the science.“ It implies that the authority of science is infallible, writes Guy Consolmagno, S.J., director of the Vatican Observatory.
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.
Thanks to the image released by the Event Horizon Telescope consortium, for the first time we have direct proof that a black hole is more than a theoretical construct.
During the French Revolution, a bishop was brought to the guillotine for execution. But when the blade flew down, it stopped an inch short of cutting off his head. “It’s a miracle,” cried the crowd, and the bishop was released. Next, a philosopher was brought forward; but again, th