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Young people today, sometimes barely out of school, often see older people who still attend religious services as ignorant and superstitious. How can they square this with famous scientists who continued to be proud of their Christian beliefs to their death and did not see any conflict between their Science and their Religion?

Louis Pasteur was the inventor of the process of Pasteurization - one of the biggest breakthroughs ever for preventing disease. He is supposed to have said: "A little science takes you away from God but a lot of science takes you back to him."

Gregor Mendel was the Father of Genetics. He said: "Man must contribute his minimum work of toil and God gives the growth".

St. Giuseppe Moscati was a Pioneer in Treating Diabetes with Insulin. He said: "Only one science is unshakeable and unshaken, the one revealed by God, the science of the hereafter!"

Louis de Broglie was a Nobel Prize winner in Quantum Mechanics.

Fr. Georgesz Lamaitre - a Catholic priest and professor of Physics - was the Father of the Big Bang Theory. He said: "The doctrine of the Trinity is much more abstruse than anything in relativity or quantum mechanics".

Jerome Lejeune discovered the Cause of Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21). He was eloquent in defense of Life. He said: "The enemies of life know that to destroy Christian civilization one must first destroy the family at its weakest point - the child".

Galileo Galilei was the Father of Modern Astronomy. He remained a practicing Catholic until his death. He said: "I give infinite thanks to God who has been pleased to make me the first observer of marvelous things . . . I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has unintended us to forego their use".

Were these and others like them all ignorant and superstitious?


I'm unashamedly both a scientist and a Christian.