G. Coyne, priest (jesuit), astronomer

From: Amara Graps (Amara.Graps@mpi-hd.mpg.de)
Date: Wed Jan 16 2002 - 07:26:53 MST

I feel compelled to point a few things about this group of astronomers.

steve wrote:
> G. Coyne, priest (jesuit), astronomer, director of the Vatican Observatories
> ...I always have wondered how monotheistic religions
> (and Christianity and Islam in particular) would deal with the
> discovery/confirmation of the existence of ETs. Steve Davies

They might say: "We get to know the creator by what he has created."

This from the most famous "priest-astronomer": Guy Consolmagno

"Vatican astronomer shows his faith in science"

Please google on "Consolmagno Vatican Observatory", and you'll turn up
a few hundred pages about this interesting person.

 Spike Jones wrote:
>Just such a question was dealt with by the theologians of the Seventh
>Day Adventists. They do not like to be taken by surprise by
>developments in science, and thence be forced into hokey ad hoc
>explanations. They much prefer astutely anticipating such developments
>and offer carefully crafted hokey explanations.

I suggest that you take a look at this list of research topics on
which the Jesuit astronomers are working. They are doing first-rate
astronomy research.



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