Thirty-five craters on the moon are named for Jesuit scientists and mathematicians.
The father of Egyptology was Father Athanasius Kircher.
Jesuits so dominated the study of earthquakes that seismology became known as 'the Jesuit Science.
Every leader-writer who thunders ‘Galileo’ at us assumes that we know even less about Galileo than he does.
The exaltation of human reason and its capabilities, a commitment to rigorous and rational debate, a promotion of intellectual inquiry and scholarly exchange--all sponsored by the Church--provided the framework for the Scientific Revolution.
Father Roger Boscovich is often credited as the father of modern atomic theory.
The first person to measure the rate of acceleration of a free falling body was Father Giambattista Riccioli.
Father Nicholas Steno, is often identified as the father of geology.
long before even Copernicus stated it, it had been suggested in the very middle of the Middle Ages by Cusa: and that the persecuting Church proceeded to persecute him by making him a Cardinal.
Any attempt to “cover everything” would succeed only in producing a completely unmanageable mountain of data. Indeed, in proportion to its increase, which has been enormous in the past half century, the sheer volume of historical scholarship—what Daniel Lord Smail has recently called “the inflationary spiral of research overproduction, coupled with an abiding fear of scholarly exposure for not keeping up with one’s field”—paradoxically militates against comprehension of the past in relationship to the present. A different approach is needed if we are to avoid being overwhelmed by specialized scholarship, the proliferation of which tends to reinforce ingrained assumptions about historical periodization that in turn hamper an adequate understanding of change over time.
At his funeral the priest's words applied signally to him: 'The Christian Brothers are a body of men who live without luxury, labour without emolument, and die without notice, that they might stamp God's image on the soul of youth. That surely is a splendid vocation.