Thursday, January 12, 2012

Google and Catholic scientists

Yesterday Google honored Catholic priest Nicolas Steno, considered as the "Father of Geology".

Not long ago it was Gregor Mendel, the "Father Modern Genetics", and also a Catholic priest.


It is nice when the marriage of faith and science appears, nonchalantly, in unexpected places.

H/T to friend C. B. on G+.

4 comments:

Charlotte (Waltzing Matilda) said...

I posted this yesterday because I thought it was so neat but nobody said anything so I started wondering if it was the wrong person? It wasn't, oh well! Anyway, this article doesn't mention his faith, but it is a very interesting read:

How Nicolas Steno changed the way we see the world, literally

He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in the 1980's I think.

Jean Lang said...

From a Catholic scientist, my husband, who was born in the Netherlands, Google this, Moses Bridge Netherlands, and see the water part again!

Jean Lang said...

From a Catholic scientist, my husband, who was born in the Netherlands, Google this, Moses Bridge Netherlands, and see the water part again!

Candise and Crew said...

I saw Nicolas Steno but missed Fr. Mendel on Google. THANKS! My twins are doing the traditional Schmidling science fair project for 8th grade -- comparing the blood types of identical and fraternal twins! We pricked our own fingers yesterday and now will pounce on other twins. I love the way the Holy Spirit has revealed such intricate things to scientists.
Warmly,
Candise & Crew