How A Vatican Astronomer Views The Science-Religion Divide

September 29, 2014 7:16 PM

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How A Vatican Astronomer Views The Science-Religion Divide

Many well-known astronomers and astrophysicists think so, including Stephen Hawking, who in a recent interview said, "Before we understood science, it was natural to believe that God created the universe, but now science offers a more convincing explanation... I'm an atheist."

Other astronomers see no fundamental incompatibility between science and religious faith--including Guy Consolmagno, an astronomer and planetary scientist who is one of a dozen astronomers who works for the Vatican Observatory.

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