Fr. Georges Lemaitre, 'Father' of the Big Bang Theory

Fr. Georges Lemaitre, 'Father' of the Big Bang Theory

There is a great deal of misunderstanding of the Big Bang theory. Many don't know about Fr. George Lemaitre and the state of cosmology at the time.
From the Vatican Observatory: Commentary on ‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’

From the Vatican Observatory: Commentary on ‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: Possible Worlds is on TV this fall. I'm a big Cosmos fan. But of course, the show could always be better—maybe a lot better.
Alternatives to the Big Bang

Alternatives to the Big Bang

There are 4 major alternative explanations for the formation of our universe: multiverse, cyclical universe, eternally static universe, and string theory.
The Ideas Behind Black Holes

The Ideas Behind Black Holes

Things like black holes have the reputation of being something only wizards can understand. Yet the basic ideas behind black holes are straightforward.
Evidence for a Beginning of the Universe

Evidence for a Beginning of the Universe

If the Big Bang marks the universe's initial expansion, then could it be the beginning of the universe? Could this indicate a transcendent cause—a creator?
Scientific Evidence for God (Insights and Explanations)

Scientific Evidence for God (Insights and Explanations)

From a scientist’s point of view, what evidence might there be to support belief in God? Here we summarize the best scientific evidence for God.
Scientists Say the Universe is Fine-Tuned: 4 Thought-Provoking Examples

Scientists Say the Universe is Fine-Tuned: 4 Thought-Provoking Examples

Fine-tuning is the assumption that the universe cannot cause its own existence, therefore it must have a creator. But can science prove fine-tuning?
Evidence for the Big Bang

Evidence for the Big Bang

Here we look at the Lemaitre/Hubble expansion, Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, and even distribution of matter as the evidence for the Big Bang.
New Video Campaign Explores the Impressive Level of Order in the Universe—and the Purpose That it Implies

New Video Campaign Explores the Impressive Level of Order in the Universe—and the Purpose That it Implies

The Magis Center’s new John Templeton funded campaign, The Purposeful Universe, looks at an evolutionary system guided by order in physics and chemistry.
St. Augustine: Patron Saint of Geeks?

St. Augustine: Patron Saint of Geeks?

As a science and math geek, I need a patron saint. I choose St. Augustine of Hippo, whose insights into science and math were centuries ahead of his time.

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