Origins and Creation

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Fr. George V. Coyne, S. J., Director of the Vatican Observatory from 1978 to 2006, writes that it is arguably difficult to find a more heated topic of discussion than that concerning the origins of the universe, and especially of life and of intelligence, and whether such origins can be understand without evoking a Creator God. Responses range from the extremes of a Stephen Hawking or a Pope Pius XII to almost all conceivable intermediate positions. What is one who is both a believing Christian and a scientist to make of all of this?

Also available in First Steps in the Origin of faith-science: Proceedings of the Sixth Trieste Conference on Chemical Evolution Trieste, Italy 18–22 September, 2000 (Springer, 2001).

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