Pictured above is Georges Lemaitre with Albert Einstein, a man of religion with a man of science. Most credit Georges Lemaitre with the original idea of the Big Bang, or in his words the “hypothesis of the primeval atom.” Georges Lemaitre was an astronomer, priest, and professor of physics at the Catholic University of Leuven.
It is profound that scientific concepts can be forged in the holistic view of the humanities, particularly in religion. This shows that knowledge itself does not choose to participate in humanity’s banter over science and religion. Science and religion, at their best, together enhance themselves. Each are truly at their worst, when used to combat the other.