How These Scientists’ Belief in God Helped Them Understand Nature

How These Scientists’ Belief in God Helped Them Understand Nature

Here we highlight just a few of the many scientists whose belief in God helped them understand nature and gave them confidence to pursue scientific truth.
Fr. Angelo Secchi: Priest and the Father of Astrophysics

Fr. Angelo Secchi: Priest and the Father of Astrophysics

Fr. Angelo Secchi, SJ a pioneer in the field of astrophysics. He wrote that 'even scientific intelligence is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.'
Nikolas Steno: Father of Modern Geology

Nikolas Steno: Father of Modern Geology

Blessed Nikolas Steno was not only the father of modern geology, but also a faithful Catholic. His love of science only enhanced his belief in God.
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.
This Lourdes Miracle Led to the Conversion of Alexis Carrel

This Lourdes Miracle Led to the Conversion of Alexis Carrel

Discover the miracle from Lourdes that brought about the conversion of Nobel Prize winning physician, Dr. Alexis Carrell.
Gregor Mendel and Charles Darwin: Two Men and a Theory

Gregor Mendel and Charles Darwin: Two Men and a Theory

Scientists Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel were contemporaries. Mendel certainly knew of Charles Darwin, but did Darwin ignore Gregor Mendel's work?
Gregor Mendel: Priest, Teacher, Abbot, and Avid Beekeeper

Gregor Mendel: Priest, Teacher, Abbot, and Avid Beekeeper

Known as the "father of genetics," Gregor Mendel was also a priest, teacher, and abbot, raised bees, recorded meteorological data, and tracked sunspots!
Leader of the Human Genome Project Receives 2020 Templeton Prize

Leader of the Human Genome Project Receives 2020 Templeton Prize

This year's Templeton Prize was awarded to the scientist who led Human Genome Project and whose work testifies to the haromony between faith and science.
David Levy: Amateur Comet Hunter Extraordinaire

David Levy: Amateur Comet Hunter Extraordinaire

David H. Levy’s bio on the Vatican Observatory website declares that he is “one of the most successful comet discoverers in history.”
3 Famous, Self-Educated Scientists: Croll, Davy, and Faraday

3 Famous, Self-Educated Scientists: Croll, Davy, and Faraday

We may assume that all scientists are products of formal education; though James Croll, Humphrey Davy, and Michael Faraday prove this isn't always the case.

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