On two anniversaries: Galileo and Darwin
Author: Héctor Velázquez Fernández
Published in: Itsmo, 2009
Two anniversaries occupy this issue of Itsmo: 150 years since the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species and 400 years since Galileo's telscope. A propitious moment to review the thesis of both and the controversies unleashed in their time; one for exposing biological evolution and the other for showing that the celestial bodies are not "perfect".
Héctor Velázquez addresses the controversy over the positions of the two sides and asks whether they really go against religious beliefs.