Science? In a ‘Religious’ Blog??

NASA Photo ID ISS011-E-5487, taken 188 nautical miles, 348 kilometers, above 17.6° N, 2.8° E: available from Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center. Used w/o permission. (2007)

I’ve turned my “About Me” page into several shorter pages, arranged hierarchically:


Science: Really!

Brian H. Gill. (March 17, 2021)It’s science that fascinates me, not ‘Bible science,’ or ‘creation science.’

I don’t mind living in a universe that’s much bigger and older than folks thought, a few centuries back.

Even if I did, being offended by God’s work and making up my own version of reality wouldn’t make sense. Not to me:

Faith and Reason, Science and Religion: Pursuing Truth


(From NASA; ESA; G. Illingworth, D. Magee, and P. Oesch, U of C, Santa Cruz; R. Bouwens, Leiden University; and the HUDF09 Team; used w/o permission.)

Faith and reason, science and religion, get along: or should. We live in a beautiful and ordered universe. What we see lets us know god, but doesn’t tell us everything. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 35, 50, 154-159, 274, 1706)

Science and technology, learning how this universe works and using our knowledge, part of being human. If we’re doing it right, studying this universe lets us experience greater admiration for God’s work. (Catechism, 35-36, 282-283, 341, 2293)

As a Catholic, acknowledging and seeking truth, dealing with reality, isn’t an option: it’s an obligation. (Catechism, 170-171, 2104, 2465-2470)

That’s why I think learning about the universe and pursuing truth is a good idea:

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