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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He was an invited participant in Scifoo in as well. The award is being given for his work in communicating planetary science to the general public.

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In the interview, Consolmagno and Coyne discussed their distinct and intimate relationships with science and faith. They’re all very contingent. They look to the aliens to be saviors of mankind.

Did God make that star? This page was last edited on 5 Octoberat I get joy along with a sense of contentment and peace in a church in prayer. This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only.


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It’s supposed to be fun. He suggested consolmzgno the likely discovery — whether next month or a millennium from now — will be received much the way that news of planets orbiting lide off stars has filtered in since the s. Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved September 20, 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.

While the discovery of life elsewhere will not prove nor disprove huy existence of God, Brother Consolmagno expects that it will open the door to ponder what form salvation history may take in other intelligent societies.

On July 2,he was awarded the Carl Sagan Medal for outstanding communication by an active planetary scientist to the intellogent public by the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. Retrieved September 18, Director of the Vatican Observatory. Not all is as black and white as people imagine, and there’s no conflict between science and ljfe, Brother Consolmagno said. Archived from the original on May 2, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Retrieved May 1, In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved 20 December Consolmagno intellignt a popular speaker as well as a writer of popular science. Co-written by Jesuit Father Paul Mueller, another Vatican Observatory astronomer, 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 religion works.

If it’s not fun, you’re doing it wrong. He also is planning the Vatican Observatory Foundation’s first Faith and Astronomy Workshop for clergy, religious and laypeople working in parish education. The longtime Vatican astronomer addresses the same question and a series of others that cross the threshold between science and religion in a new book, “Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? DetroitMichiganU. He said there is no conflict between his faith life and his scientific life. In addition to his continuing professional work in planetary science, he has also studied philosophy and theology.

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.