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Fathers of Science

Apologists and well-read Catholics can point to many priest-scientists and declare forcefully what Fr. Georges LemaƮtre discoverer of the "Big Bang" robustly proclaimed in 1933: "There is no conflict between religion and science."

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Nicolaus Copernicus

Father Copernicus seems to have been so self-effacing that he was not considered well-known enough for a marked grave. He did not change the world as Christ did, but he changed the way the world is understood.

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