Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Father of the Big Bang

The BBC has a story on Fr. Georges Lemaitre and his theory of the Big Bang.
Few theories could claim to have a more fundamental status than Big Bang Theory. This is now humanity's best attempt at explaining how we got here: A Theory of Everything. This much is widely known and Big Bang Theory is now one of the most recognisable scientific brands in the world. What's less well known is that the man who first proposed the theory was not only an accomplished physicist, he was also a Catholic priest. Father Georges Lemaitre wore his clerical collar while teaching physics, and not at Oxford, Cambridge or MIT but at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. It was this unassuming Catholic priest in an academic backwater who has changed the way we look at the origins of the universe. His story also challenges the assumption that science and religion are always in conflict. William Crawley introduces us to the "Father" of the Big Bang.
Listen to the actual story at BBC.

1 comment:

Shandon Belle said...

Hey! I'd love if you could add a link to your blogroll for my blog:

It would be really kind if you could let your readers know that we're out there and doing our best for the Faith of our Fathers (and Mothers).

God bless you!



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