present the origins of science as understood by our modern-day physics. There
is a concept of truth that lies heavily on science : “If it is not proven by
science, it is not true”. Presenting how science developed helps understand the
original goal of science : Man’s desire for knowledge of the causes of things.
There will be a brief part presenting the history of western science: from the
ancient Greeks to Einstein through a philosophical perspective.
part of the course deals with the possibility of a scientist being a believer.
Are science and faith opposed to each other ? Can you do honest science and be
a believer? The answer is yes and scientists who were believers supports it.
of Fr Canal
Fr Adrián Canal is a Catholic priest of the
Legionaries of Christ. He is originally from Mexico. He studied Humanities in
Cheshire CT, USA and has a degree in philosophy. He is currently working on a Ph.D.
entitled the Historical sources of John Locke's account of Personal identity
and is an assistant professor in the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in
Rome. He teaches courses on the History of Early Modern Philosophy and the
History of the relationship between philosophy-science and the Christian Faith.
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