Between Religion and Science. Georges Lemaître, Pope Pius XII and The Big Bang Theory

Between Religion and Science. Georges Lemaître, Pope Pius XII and The Big Bang Theory

Georges Lemaître (1894-1966), both priest and physicist, is the founding father of the big bang theory. In 1951, pope Pius XII saw in Lemaître’s theory a confirmation of the Christian doctrine of creation. Surprisingly enough, Lemaître opposed this official statement of the pope. According to him, a cosmological theory cannot be used as a proof […]