Posts Tagged ‘Science and Religion’

Science provides evidence for God Comments 0

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Sir Colin Humphreys suggests that modern science is providing evidence for God. On Wednesday 18 September, he will be presenting a University of Canterbury Connect public lecture to a capacity audience on the subject Science and Religion: are they compatible? Humphries is is a fellow of both the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering. Read more

Students query Vatican’s astronomer about his faith Comments 0

Monday, May 6th, 2019

“The Church loves science. To be close to the universe is to be close to God” says Brother Guy Consolmagno,​ director of the Vatican Observatory. He has been visiting New Zealand on a lecture tour been sponsored by Catholic Discovery (formerly the Catholic Enquiry Centre). Consolmagno made this remark after students at Hamilton’s St John College challenged him Read more

Einstein’s God letter sells for $4.2m Comments 0

Monday, December 10th, 2018

A 1954 letter written by Albert Einstein and known as the “God letter” because he discussed his thoughts about religion has fetched close to US$2.9 million (NZ$4.2m) at an auction in New York. The letter, which was sold at Christie’s on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT), was written the year before he died. Continue reading Related Posts:US Read more

Creationists not dumb nor stupid; evolution just a theory Comments 0

Monday, August 6th, 2018

“How can you be studying biology, you’re a priest; you don’t believe in evolution.” So began the conversation with Rob. I was a ‘newly minted’ studying at Victoria University, Wellington, in a clerical suit and a roman collar. I was standing next to him, scalpel in hand. We were about to dissect our first dogfish. I Read more

Charter school politics behind creationism teaching claim Comments 0

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
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A former student of Mount Hobson Middle School, a partnership (charter) school, claims that his science teacher Rachel O’Connor favoured creationism as an explanation for how the world began. Rachel O’Connor is the sister of National Party leader Simon Bridges and wife of National MP Simon O’Connor. This news item appeared on Newsroom two days after the opposition Read more

A List of 244 Priest-Scientists Comments 0

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Here is a list of Catholic priests, brothers, bishops, abbots, cardinals, popes (and, in at least four cases, saints) who have made major contributions to science. One of the most cherished myths to which fundamentalist atheists cling is the misguided and downright stupid idea that the Catholic Church and Catholics are somehow anti-science. Nothing could Read more

Mass in the colour of your choice Comments 0

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Many people may not be familiar with the Catholic tradition of celebrating the accomplishments of specific professions with a Mass and naming that celebration after an associated colour. The Church has the Blue Mass for law enforcement professionals, the Red Mass for those involved in the legal profession — and now the Gold Mass, for Read more

The priest who realized the earth revolved around the sun Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Some atheists would have us believe Fr. Nicolaus Copernicus was fearful of publishing his heliocentric model because of the Catholic Church. This is completely untrue. In fact, several high ranking bishops and cardinals recommended the astronomer publish his research after they learned about it. Fr. Copernicus acquiesced by publishing an abstract, copies of which were Read more

Pope’s Astronomer on Great Barrier Is – science and religion Comments 0

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

The Pope’s Astronomer and director of the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno,  believes there is no conflict between science and religion. Consolmagno is in New Zealand to take part in a panel discussion on extraterrestrial life at a festival on Great Barrier Island. In an interview with Jamie Moreton in the New Zealand Herald Consolmagno Read more

Space, the Bible, alien life and the Pope’s astronomer Comments 0

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Science and religion have often appeared at loggerheads, but Papal astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno says there is no need for conflict. Brother Consolmagno said while literal readings of the Bible suggested the world was young, the perpetration of that belief, despite the scientific evidence to the contrary, was simply “bad theology”. “It’s almost blasphemous theology,” Read more