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Fr. George V. Coyne, S. J., Director of the Vatican Observatory from 1978 to 2006, examines one aspect of the history of the relationship between science and faith, noting that during the Enlightenment most scientists, who were religious believers, were unreasonable in their approach to religious belief, since they sought to found their religious belief on purely rational grounds.
A version of this essay is available in the European Review, Volume 21, Issue S1 (“Reason And Unreason In Twenty–First Century Science”) July 2013, pp. S20-S26.