Re: G. Coyne, priest (jesuit), astronomer

From: steve (
Date: Wed Jan 16 2002 - 11:38:32 MST

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From: "Amara Graps" <>
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Subject: G. Coyne, priest (jesuit), astronomer

> I feel compelled to point a few things about this group of astronomers.
> steve wrote:
> > G. Coyne, priest (jesuit), astronomer, director of the Vatican
> > ...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.
> Amara
Thanks for the links Amara. It does not surprise me that Jesuits are doing
work of this kind. From my own experience and what I read, SJs are very,
very smart people. Steve Davies

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