Tag Archives: Metaphysics

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 […]

Life’s First Spark Re-Created in the Laboratory

Life’s First Spark Re-Created in the Laboratory

A fundamental but elusive step in the early evolution of life on Earth has been replicated in a laboratory. Researchers synthesized the basic ingredients of RNA, a molecule from which the simplest self-replicating structures are made. Until now, they couldn’t explain how these ingredients might have formed. “It’s like molecular choreography, where the molecules choreograph […]