Thursday, November 12, 2009

Speaking of Johnny O...

(as students fondly call him)
...the other day he published a great piece on the conflict of science and faith over on The Catholic Thing.

When I was a physics major in college, my father happened to be a professor of Medieval Philosophy at the same institution. One day, after lecturing on Dante and the Music of the Spheres, he happened across my physics professor, Jim Lang: “Jim, can you hear the music of the spheres?” Lang: “Hear it? Hear it? Bill, I can’t turn the damn stuff off!” That ought to be our attitude toward the ways in which the invisible things of God are made visible by the things of creation, which I think is the crux of the question, “Are we beyond the conflict between science and faith?”
Read On!

Seriously, follow the link and read it. It is well worth it.

Also, if you haven't yet frequented The Catholic Thing, start doing so. The contributors are among the best Catholic intellectual leaders in the country.

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