2023 Marguerite D'Youville Lecture: Faith, science, and the common good

Sunday, March 26, 2023 18:30to19:30
McIntyre Medical Building Palmer Amphitheatre (Rm 522), 3655 promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6, CA


Science is an exploration of the natural world based on logic and reason. And yet logic and reason must always start with assumptions, accepted on faith. Our core beliefs not only determine how we expect the universe to work; they also and just as importantly supply the motivation for the science we do, and determine what counts as “success.” They also affect why we as individuals choose to be scientists. How does our faith affect these choices? This is at the core of how Pope Francis has blended science and faith in his encyclical Laudato Si'



Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ, Director of the Vatican Observatory




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