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By Guy Consolmagno

Ever considering that Galileo was once pressured to recant his proofs of a sun-centered sunlight approach, the Roman Catholic Church has been thought of adverse towards technological know-how. no longer particularly real, argues Jesuit Brother man Consolmagno in his relocating and playful memoir of a lifestyles lived within the energetic interaction of technological know-how and religion.

Blending memoir, technological know-how, background, and theology, Consolmagno takes us on a grand experience. We revisit the notorious "Galileo affair" and spot that it didn't spread in rather the best way we proposal. We journey the Vatican's large meteorite assortment and find out how astronomy progresses regardless of its dearth of tactile proof. We get a unprecedented glimpse into the realm of operating scientists and spot how clinical discoveries are proposed and complex (it hasn't replaced a lot in view that Galileo's time). We study the interior tale of the "Mars meteorite": How do we be certain it's quite from Mars, and why can't scientists agree on even if it comprises proof of life?

A firsthand account of religion on the verge of collapse of latest clinical wisdom in addition to rigorous study backed by way of a non secular establishment, Brother Astronomer memorably units forth one scientist's conviction that the universe will be worthy learning provided that it's the paintings of a author God.

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