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 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).
In order to make some relevant documents better known in the scientific community, the section provides key materials for study and reflection concerning the dialogue among science, philosophy, and theology.