It happened on MARCH 1


Francesco Redi died in Pisa. He was a physician, biologist, and scholar who earned degrees in philosophy and medicine in Pisa and is considered one of the founders of biological experimentation. He is credited with the first experiments that invalidated the theory of spontaneous generation, demonstrating that maggots in rotting meat were in fact fly eggs that had been deposited by mature flies. Some time later, Lazzaro Spallanzani confirmed his discovery.

The Human Factor in Science

Readings on the Human Factor in Science: an approach to Scientific Humanism, an introduction by G. Tanzella-Nitti

The scientific experience of knowledge, by E. Cantore (1977) 

On the intellectual passion in scientific research, by M. Polaniy (1958) 

The two supreme elements in human progress, by R. A. Millikan (1950) 

Humanism and humanity, by Th. Dobzhansky (1967) 

Science as a culture: A critical appreciation, by C. N. R. Rao (2002) 

From the INTERS articles: E. Cantore, Science, The Humanistic Significance of


Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science

The Encyclopedia, published by the Centro di Documentazione Interdisciplinare di Scienza e Fede operating at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, provides new, scholarly articles in the rapidly growing international field of Religion and Science (ISSN: 2037-2329). INTERS is a free online encyclopedia.

Anthology and Documents

To emphasize and spread relevant documents within the scientific community, this section provides key materials concerning the dialogue among science, philosophy and theology.


Special Issues

We offer here a selection of comments and documents on special issues in Religion and Science, collected for anniversaries and/or for the relevance of the topics.