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The Origins of Life: Nature’s agency and/or Divine Intervention

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Rafael Vicuña, professor in microbiology, molecular biology and xenobiology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Santiago, Chile, presents his scientific and philosophical views on the origins of life during the 2014 Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on ‘Evolving Concepts of Nature’. In his talk, he gives the most recent insights in the natural explanations on the emergence of life out of non-living matter end his reflections on complexity, design, divine intervention (if so), natural and divine causality.

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The Culture of Life in Your Vocation

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Dr. Derek Doroski, Associate Professor of Biology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, delivers his talk entitled “The Culture of Life in Your Vocation.” Dr. Doroski’s talk was sponsored by the Students for Life Club at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Franciscan University of Steubenville
Dec. 8th 2016


The Catholic Church and Evolution: The Value of Interdisciplinary Scholarship

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Dr. Daniel Kuebler, Professor of Biology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, delivers his talk entitled “The Catholic Church and Evolution: The Value of Interdisciplinary Scholarship.” Dr. Kuebler’s talk was part of the Faculty Research Colloquia at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Published on Dec. 21th 2015


There is no contradiction between Science and Religion

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o-JOHN-PAUL-facebookAddress of pope John Paul II for the 50th Anniversary of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, re-established by Pope Pius XI  after the Pontifical Academy of the “New Lincei”, with the Motu Proprio In Multis Solaciis of October 28, 1936.

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Rediscovering God’s existence in an atheistic world

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Prof. Michael Augros – Author and Vice-President of Institute for the Study of Nature Professor Michael Augros demonstrates how we can rediscover God’s existence in our increasingly atheistic world. Hosted by Fr. Mitch Pacwa.

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The Catholic Roots of Science

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One of the best kept secrets of modern history is the important role the Catholic Church had in the development of modern science. Unlike what many think, the scientific project, even the scientific method itself, was and is an invention of some Catholic pioneers. Pierre Duhem was one of the first scientists to regard the medieval scholastic tradition as the cradle of modern science.

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Online Course: the Laudato Si’ encyclical

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The Global Catholic Climate Movement presents a course about the Laudato Si’ encyclical that produced by Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Religions for Peace, in partnership with the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The encyclical offers an vision on integral ecology, both human end natural, that has important implications for many fields of human activity, medical practice included.   

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Randomness and Other Metaphors in the Theory of Evolution

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Very interesting (and entertaining) talk about randomness and other metaphors in the theory of evolution, held by Ard Louis, professor of theoretical physics at the University of Oxford, on the occasion of the BioLogos Conference on Evolution & Christian Faith, June 30 – July 2, 2015 in the Eberhard Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.


Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’

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Pope Francis’ highly-anticipated environmental encyclical has arrived and Fr. James Martin, S.J., presents the ten things you need to know about it.
America Media, June 18th 2015


Dr Peter Kreeft: Intelligent Design

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Dr Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy, Boston College
Intelligent Design, Science or Science Fiction
http://lumeninstitute.org/peter-kreeft/


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