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The purification of representations in the dialogue between science and faith

summaryThe science-faith dialogue starts from the conceptions of the dialoguers. This requires all to outline the causality present in the world and the divine causality. This purification is proposed in the big bang-creation relationship, human evolution and the creation of the immortal soul.
Author: Javier Sánchez-Cañizares.

AudioInterview with Javier Sánchez Cañizares on Lemaître and the Big Bang

summaryBasic explanation of the physical model of the Big Bang, origin of the Big Bang model by Lemaître from the physical observations of the time. Projection of the future of the physical universe (big crunch, thermal death). It raises the origin of the universe and the arrow of time.
Author: Javier Sánchez-Cañizares.

Too much science gives back to God

summaryThe advances in physics lead many to believe that an ontological explanation of reality is not necessary. The testimony of the physicists who carried out these advances sample that only a scientifically poor vision leads to this conclusion.
Author: Ignacio Sols.

Video and presentationGeorges Lemaître: the priest who discovered the Big Bang

summaryGeorges Lemaître (1894-1966), analysing Einstein's general relativity, concluded that the Universe is expanding and obtained Hubble's law (2 years before Edwin Hubble). In 1931 he proposed his hypothesis of the primordial atom, the first formulation of the Big Bang.
Author: Jorge Mira.

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Frontiers between physics, metaphysics and theology

summaryThe advance of science narrows the field of faith explanations. Even if the boundaries between scientific and faith explanation yield to science, new questions can be seen behind the latest scientific explanations, which can only be answered from metaphysics or from faith.
Author: Grzegorz P. Karwasz.

The Big Bang and Creation

summary: Detailed description of the Big Bang finding in the first two thirds of the 20th century, the discussion of Einstein's cosmological constant and Lemaître's later discoveries, and explanation of the lack of incompatibility of this model with the doctrine of creation.


Origin of the Universe: New Perspectives

summary: Explanation of the evolution of model of the Universe we have had from the end of the 19th century to the present day, and discussion of the causes of the crises that made the successive modifications necessary.
Author: Javier Burguete

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Does the universe need an explanation outside itself if it already has its physical laws that even allow us to think of "self-creation"? Download PDF

summaryDistinction between the natural causes of phenomena, which are explained by science (with its method that raises hypotheses and validates them little by little), and the ultimate cause of everything, which can only be studied by philosophy and theology. The idea of self-creation is criticised.
Author: Javier Sánchez Cañizares

Science and faith: the origin of the universe. Georges Lemaître: the father of the big-bang

summaryArticle that reviews a book on Georges Lemaître; includes a brief biography, the history of his finding of the "primitive atom" (later called the Big Bang) from the expansion of the universe, his relations with Einstein and some reflections on science and religion.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Current Cosmology, Philosophy and Religion

summary: Article on the expansion of the universe and the history of explanations: the stable universe, the big-bang, the pulsating universe, the self-creation of the universe (with its attempt to expel the creator) and final reflections on method in science, philosophy and religion and its possibilities.
Author: Carlos Alberto Marmelada Sebastián

God and science. Jean Guitton in dialogue with scientists

summaryIn a recent book that has already been published on Spanish, Jean Guitton, of the French Academy, argues that the achievements of current science lead towards God. Professor Mariano Artigas analyses Guitton's suggestions, which are based on ideas widely discussed by scientists and philosophers today.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The world of Georges Lemaître  

summaryThe theory of the big bang, the 'big explosion' that would have originated our world, was initially proposal by Georges Lemaître, physicist and catholic priest, who arrived at this model thanks to a realistic philosophy and a combination of theoretical reasoning and astronomical observations.
Author: Eduardo Riaza Molina 

The universe in its infancy

summaryNASA's WMAP probe has obtained a detailed image of the early universe, at 380,000 years old. This makes it possible to better explain how the present cosmos was formed from the Big Bang and reinforces the importance of subject and dark energy. And it does not provide a pre-Big Bang origin.
Author: Carlos A. Marmelada

presentationEntropy and cosmology: Is our universe special? 

summary sample : The crucial role of the gravitational force and black holes in the growth of the entropy of the universe is discussed. Some estimates of this magnitude are given and the fundamental problem in the scientific understanding of the universe, which is not usually addressed by current theories, is highlighted.
Author: Javier Sánchez Cañizares

Download PDFGeorges Lemaître and the Big Bang. No prejudices please 

summaryIt is difficult to be an astrophysicist and a priest. Even more so if you propose a theory that challenges Albert Einstein's research and revolutionises astronomy. This happened to Georges Lemaître, the father of the theory of the origin of the cosmos.
Author: Eduardo Riaza Molina 

Quantum cosmology and the origin of the universe. Physics and creation 

summaryCommentary on the article Cosmología cuántica y creación del universo, published by Jonathan J. Halliwell in Investigación y Ciencia (nº 185, February 1992, pp. 12-20), in which he clarifies the concept of self-creation of the subject held by some current physicists.
Author: Mariano Artigas

Life in the Universe: What do we know about the past and future of the world?

summaryReview by Mariano Artigas in Aceprensa (Service 197/94, 14 December 1994) of the extraordinary 150th anniversary issue of Scientific American magazine; origin of the universe, evolution, extraterrestrial intelligence, and comments on the problems of method: it often falls into a naturalism that is not very nuanced.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The three explanations for the origin and evolution of the universe

summaryArticle on the three possible global explanations of reality: materialism, pantheism and creationism, with reflections on how the only coherent vision is the creationist one and its connection with the Christian faith.
Author: Juan Luis Lorda

The Cycles of Time. An extraordinary new vision of the Universe

summaryReview of Roger Penrose's work, where he tackles the problem of the entropy of the universe in its beginnings leave and tries with the hypothesis of cyclic cosmology to conform to a scientific vision of the universe that goes beyond the Big Bang, although he leaves difficult problems unsolved.
Author: Javier Sánchez Cañizares

download PDFBig bang news 

summary: The Bicep2 telescope discovered the first gravitational waves. Their presence would echo the inflationary process that occurred moments after the big bang, a theory it supports. The inflationary model and its compatibility with creation is briefly explained.
Author: Javier Sánchez Cañizares

Profile of Michael Heller (award Templeton 2008)

summarySemblanza del sacerdote polaco Michael Heller y de sus investigaciones sobre el origen y la causa del universo, la relatividad general y la cosmología, con hincapié en la naturaleza matemática de la singularidad inicial, y su approach interdisciplinar con la filosofía y la teología.
Author: Javier Sánchez Cañizares

Time Reborn. From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe

summary: Review of Smolin Lee, Time Reborn. From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe. The work reviews physical theories and relates them to a philosophical reflection on the validity of science.
Author: Javier Sánchez Cañizares