With the embarrassing Galileo condemnation far, far behind them, the time is ripe for a book by Vatican officials about how the Official Church sees the staggering developments in modern astronomy. Coyne and Omizzolo take readers through the history of human understandings of heavens to arrive at a deep understanding of what many secular physicists are themselves saying about the cosmos: that a loving Creator stands behind it all.
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George V. Coyne, Ph.D., S.J., is a Jesuit priest, distinguished astronomer, director of the Vatican Observatory, and head of the Observatorys research group which is based at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Parallel to his scientific research he has developed an interest in the history and philosophy of science and in the relationship between science and religion. In 2008 he received the Mendel Medal. Alessandro Omizzolo is a member of the research staff at the Vatican Observatory with a special interest in quasars. He resides in Padua, Italy.
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