Thursday, March 16, 2006

More Catholic Scientists (or The Missing Barber of Berkely)

Stumbled on this today from Ignatius Press; Georges Lemaitre (1894-1966), a Belgian mathematician and Catholic Priest was a pioneer in developing the Big Bang theory of the creation of the universe.

During a series of lectures at Cal-Berkely in 1933, Fr. Lemaitre introduced the world to his revolutionary theory. After the Priest detailed his Big Bang theory, Einstein stood up applauded, and said, “This is the most beautiful and satisfactory explanation of creation to which I have ever listened.”

I dedicate a photo of the Belgian (Flemish/French) Roman Catholic Church in Chicago, St. John Berchams to the innovation and deciation of Fr. Lemaitre.

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