Dr. Guy Consolmagno divides his time between Tucson, Arizona, . So it’s a religious statement to say the physical universe is worth devoting my life to. Earth and to search for life elsewhere, including other intelligent life. “The countless worlds in the universe are no worse and no less of them, Brother Guy Consolmagno, said he’d be “delighted” if alien life were. Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ (born September 19, ), is an American research astronomer, Jesuit religious brother, and Director of the Vatican Observatory, and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. Contents. 1 Life; 2 Bibliography; 3 See also; 4 References; 5 External links Catholic belief and the search for extraterrestrial intelligent life (Catholic.

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In the interview, Consolmagno and Coyne discussed their distinct and intimate relationships with science and faith. This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. Director of the Vatican Observatory. Biography portal Catholicism portal Astronomy portal Vatican City portal. Retrieved May 1, I get joy along with a sense of contentment and peace in a church in prayer.

Archived from the original on May 2, Consolmagno in his lab. If it’s not fun, you’re doing it wrong.

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You may link to stories on our public site. In he entered the Society of Jesusand took vows as a brother in Now I understand how this works, but that opens up a new mystery that I hadn’t seen before and now I can explore that mystery,” he explained. He was an invited participant in Scifoo in as well.


Inhe said, “Religion needs science to keep it away from superstition and keep it close to reality, to protect it from creationismwhich at the end of the day is a kind of paganism — it’s turning God into a nature god. Audio accessible to CNS Subscribers. On July 2,he was awarded the Carl Sagan Medal for outstanding communication by an active planetary scientist to the general public by the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Intelkigent Society. The religious questions give you the framework that gives you the motivation to ask the science questions, gives you the confidence the science is going to work and explains to you why I get this excitement at holding a rock from outer space.

Co-written by Jesuit Father Paul Mueller, another Vatican Observatory ujiverse, the book uses a series of easy-to-read conversations between the two in an effort to explain how the church supports science and provide insight into how univere works.

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To request permission univerze republishing or redistributing of CNS content, please contact permissions at cns catholicnews. Does God use divine coincidences? While the discovery of life elsewhere will not prove nor disprove the existence of God, Brother Consolmagno expects that it will open the door to ponder what form salvation history may take in other intelligent societies.


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Vatican astronomer: Just a matter of time until life found in universe

The award is being given for his work in communicating planetary science to the general public. On Being with Krista Tippett.

He said there is no conflict between his faith life and his scientific life. On entry into the order, unigerse was assigned as an astronomer to the Vatican Observatorywhere he also serves as curator of the Vatican Meteorite collectiona position he has held since then.

Jesuit planetary scientist to head Vatican Observatory”. News content accessible to CNS Subscribers. Did God make that star? I get joy when I work with the poor, when I work with students, when I work with the elderly.

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