Posts Tagged ‘Science’

Time to reignite genetic engineeering debate in New Zealand Comments 0

Monday, August 6th, 2018

It is time for New Zealand to restart the debate on genetic engineering says the Prime Minister’s former science adviser Sir Peter Gluckman. But the Government says there are no plans to change New Zealand’s cautious approach to genetic engineering, and any changes are many years away. Continue reading Related Posts:Boldness needed to tackle suicide Read more

18th-Century woman who loved calculus and God Comments 0

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Maria Gaetana Agnesi was an 18th-century mathematician who became the first woman to write a major calculus textbook. In 1739, she told her father she wanted to become a nun. He balked, but agreed to let her spend more time studying mathematics and theology. Agnesi never entered a convent, but she also never married or Read more

Science and faith unite in Holy Sepulcher exhibit Comments 0

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

There is no more sacred place in Christianity than the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. And now you can visit it — virtually, anyway — in the nation’s capital at the interactive “Tomb of Christ” exhibit of the National Geographic Museum that unifies cutting-edge science and technology with faith. The science has been Read more

Science, to become ‘intimate’ with God, by Brother Consolmagno, SJ Comments 0

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

“Science is a wonderful way to experience an intimate sentiment with Creation and, by it, to become intimate with the Creator,” said the Director of the Vatican Observatory, Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno. In the pages of the Italian daily La Repubblica, he revealed that he venerates “the God of joy” through science. The American astronomer spoke about Read more

St Patrick’s College science stars shine at awards Comments 0

Monday, August 21st, 2017
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A year 13 student and a recent old boy of St Patrick’s College Wellington have each earned scholarships after competing in the Wellington Regional Eureka Awards. Year 13 student Xavier English gave a 6 minute speech about the use of virtual reality for training in health and safety situations. “It’s the next platform and will create lots Read more

Scientists, theologians, philosophers discuss what constitutes life Comments 0

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Progress in understanding new biology may create a new phase in the scientific explanation of life, say some of the 100 scientists, theologians and philosophers who gathered for a conference at England’s Oxford University last week. They say rapid advances made in biological research in recent decades are raising questions about what they mean for Read more

If there is faith, scientific study of the universe is prayer Comments 0

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

“At the beginning of time, God spoke to us through Creation, says the Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians. Therefore, to study the universe with science, is an act of prayer, a way of encountering God.” However, to do so, “it is necessary to encounter God first as Father, as Abba, otherwise God cannot Read more

Does science disprove God? Comments 1

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Seven years have passed since the death, on April 7, 2009, of Fr Stanley Jaki OSB, a great fighter for Catholic truth and a world-ranking authority on science and religion. I had the privilege of working with him for five years. He was the author of more than 50 books and over 400 articles. He was Read more

Richard Dawkins to come to Wellington again Comments 0

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Evolutionary biologist and provocative atheist Richard Dawkins will be appearing during Writers’ Week during the 2016 New Zealand festival. Dawkins, who is now 74, previously appeared at the New Zealand Festival in 2010. In an article in the New Zealand Listener, Diana Wichtel described him as “a scientist, a writer, a performer, a public intellectual, an Read more

Rudd attacks Pell over climate change Comments 0

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has launched a stinging attack on Cardinal George Pell’s views on climate change. In a lecture, Mr Rudd said the cardinal needed an “ecological conversion”. This was a phrase used by Pope Francis in Laudato Si’. Mr Rudd said the Cardinal’s view that the Church should stay out of Read more