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Science and Catholic universities

John D. Cunningham, S.J., a particle physicist at Loyola University Chicago, writes in the current volume of Integritas about the rocky history of scientific study in Catholic higher education. 

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Fr. Jaki and the Stillbirths of Science

Fr. Stanley L. Jaki used the phrase stillbirths of science in reference to the ancient cultures of Egypt, China, India, Babylon, Greece, and Arabia. The lifeless imagery was the counter-analogy to his claim that science was born of Christianity.

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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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