Catholic Teaching and Science

ESSAY 8: Does science tell us how to live?

“There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, and science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win because it works.” [emphasis added] —Stephen Hawking. ABC Interview, 2010 “Pure insight and logic, whatever they might do ideally, are not the only things that produce our creeds.”   —William James, The…

Catholic Teaching and Science Science and Religion

Essay 3: Creatio ex Nihilo and Cosmology;
Science Intersects Catholic Teaching

Section 1: Creatio ex Nihilo—Theology “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.” —Genesis:1:1-2 (KJV) 1.1 THE CATECHISM What we as Catholics believe about Creation…

Catholic Teaching and Science How Science Works

ESSAY 1: The Catholic Church: Midwife and Nursemaid to Science

SECTION 1:  Prologue–The Greek World There are science-fiction stories, alternate history variety, in which science developed in Greek and Hellenistic civilizations. That it did not, is surprising. Certainly the great minds were there. 1.1 ARCHIMEDES Foremost among these great minds was Aristotle, a philosopher, and naturalist; the term “physics” comes from the title of his…