Where does this mysterious Higgs boson particle fit into our picture of the universe? Former particle physicist, Fr Andrew Pinsent, explains the science behind the discovery of the Higgs and introduces us to some of the most crucial figures in the centuries of research upon which its prediction was based.
An exchange of ideas about science and the media at the 2012 LSE Literary Festival was characterised by a lively and friendly dialogue between professionals in both fields, even if the odd frustration was apparent. Frances Murphy thinks about how a conversation about religion and the media might follow a similar path. How did the discussion at the LSE manifest the dangers of misrepresentation of both science and religion in the media?
How can there be a 'Catholic' bioethics? Bioethics is an uneasy marriage of sciences and humanities, combining biology, medicine, law, philosophy and sociology, and, from the first, theology, no longer the universally acknowledged queen of the sciences but still a persistent and perceptive voice.
How can we avoid reverting to an understanding of science and theology being in conflict with one another, and instead work towards a ‘constructive mutual engagement’?
The story of Galileo Galilei, who was born on 15 February 1564, is a complex one, which takes us back to a world very different to our own.
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