It happened on JANUARY 20

Edwin Aldrin was born in Montclair, New Jersey (U.S.A.). He was the second man to set foot on the moon on July 21, 1969.

Three days after a few professors refused to have Pope Benedict XVI speak at the Sapienza University in Rome, the pontiff addressed a large group of university professors and students in Saint Peter’s Square: “I am attached to the university environment, which was my own world for many years, by love for the search for the truth, for the comparison, for the frank and respectful dialogue between reciprocal positions. All this is also the mission of the Church, which is committed to faithfully following Jesus, Teacher of life, truth and love. As an emeritus professor, so to speak, who has met so many students in his life, I encourage you all, dear university students and teachers, always to show respect for the opinions of others and to seek goodness and truth in a free and responsible spirit. I renew the expression of my gratitude to each and every one of you, assuring you of my affection and prayers.”

Theories of Evolution: the Roots of Recent Developments

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).

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


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