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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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Stanley Jaki and the Saviour of Science

On this day of the Summer Solstice, I think of how much I enjoy the calendar published by the Vatican Observatory, with beautiful photographs of the planets taken with its telescopes at its headquarters on the grounds of the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo.

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Why Us?

We share 98% of our genes with chimpanzees. Why does that piddling 2% make us so different?

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Darwin and Our Lady

Feb. 12, 2009 is the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin. By coincidence it is also Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, but the media hype I have seen has been reserved mostly for Darwin.

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