Catholic Church · cosmology · history of science

On RealClear Science’s List of Great Priest-Scientists

As a result of the controversy surrounding the historical treatment of figures such as Giordano Bruno in Neil de Grasse Tyson’s Cosmos reboot,  and the flurry of posts it’s generated about the ‘war’ between religion and science, RealClearScience published a list of 9 Priests Who Were Great Scientists. The notion that science and religion are in… Continue reading On RealClear Science’s List of Great Priest-Scientists

black holes · cosmology · einstein · Lemaître · Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking: Time to Discard the Event Horizon

It seems like Stephen Hawking has become his own brand these days. For example, my daughter loves to play with the new iPad app: Stephen Hawking’s Snapshots of the Universe. It’s a neat tool for helping kids visualize relativity. And while I don’t think there’s anything wrong with branding, it does tend to reinforce the suspicion… Continue reading Stephen Hawking: Time to Discard the Event Horizon