In civilization after civilization, science has been ‘stillborn’ — but in Christendom, science has flourished and has brought achievements like the James Webb Space Telescope.
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“The phrase ‘trust the science’ does not convince those who most need to be convinced, especially if it reinforces the fear that science is challenging the authority of religious faith.”
Galileo did not prove that the Earth moves. He did not invent the telescope. He was not excommunicated, tortured or burned. So where do these ideas originate?
“Science can purify religion from error and superstition,” said Pope St. John Paul II. “Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.”
“It seems to me almost incredible,” said Pope Benedict XVI in 2006, “that an invention of the human mind and the structure of the universe coincide. Mathematics, which we invented, really gives us access to the nature of the universe and makes it possible for us to use it.”
With roots dating back to 1582, the Vatican Observatory is one of the oldest active astronomical observatories in the world.