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How they laughed 
A brief history of the Catholic Church and Science 
Ian Maxfield
Giordano Bruno 
Martyr for Science or Martyr for Magic?
Galileo Galilei 
Evidence for Heliocentrism?
Christopher Columbus 
The size of the Earth
01 
… you ordered all things by 
measure, number, weight. 
Wisdom 11:20
01 
The heavens declare the glory of God 
The skies proclaim the work of His hands 
Day after day they pour forth speech 
...
Units 
AC Motor 
Inventions 
Fresnel! 
Equations 
Numbers ! 
& Equations 
Elements 
V Amp 
Bq 
C 
Pa 
Hf 
Battery Stethosc...
Dominican Scientists
What, then, will a man gain if he 
wins the whole world and ruins 
his life? 
Matthew 16:26 
01
Maria Agnesi 
Mathematician & Philosopher
Blessed Nicolas Steno 
Father of Geology and Stratigraphy
Servant of God Takashi Nagai 
Radiologist
Servant of God Jérôme Lejeune 
Paediatrician & Geneticist
… and you will shine in the 
world like bright stars 
(Philippians 2:15) 
01
How they laughed - A brief history of the Catholic Church and Science
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Slides from talk to Dominican Youth Movement given at Edinburgh University Chaplaincy on 8th November 2014.

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How they laughed - A brief history of the Catholic Church and Science

  1. 1. How they laughed A brief history of the Catholic Church and Science Ian Maxfield
  2. 2. Giordano Bruno Martyr for Science or Martyr for Magic?
  3. 3. Galileo Galilei Evidence for Heliocentrism?
  4. 4. Christopher Columbus The size of the Earth
  5. 5. 01 … you ordered all things by measure, number, weight. Wisdom 11:20
  6. 6. 01 The heavens declare the glory of God The skies proclaim the work of His hands Day after day they pour forth speech Night after night they reveal knowledge Psalm 19:1-2
  7. 7. Units AC Motor Inventions Fresnel! Equations Numbers ! & Equations Elements V Amp Bq C Pa Hf Battery Stethoscope Intubation Nelaton probe Haemostat Fresnel ! lenses As Pt Be Cr W Fibonacci! Numbers Fermat’s ! Last Theorem Fourier! Transform von Neumann! conjecture
  8. 8. Dominican Scientists
  9. 9. What, then, will a man gain if he wins the whole world and ruins his life? Matthew 16:26 01
  10. 10. Maria Agnesi Mathematician & Philosopher
  11. 11. Blessed Nicolas Steno Father of Geology and Stratigraphy
  12. 12. Servant of God Takashi Nagai Radiologist
  13. 13. Servant of God Jérôme Lejeune Paediatrician & Geneticist
  14. 14. … and you will shine in the world like bright stars (Philippians 2:15) 01

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