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Proposals on the language of Science and its relationship with Nature

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Proposals on the language of Science and its relationship with Nature

seminar room of group Science, Reason and Faith.

Gustavo Aucar. Pamplona, 7 September 2017.


Gustavo Aucar is Full Professor of the department of Physics of the School of Exact and Natural Sciences of the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste / high school of Modeling and Technological Innovation, IMIT (CONICET-UNNE), Argentina. Since 2008 he is also director of IMIT (CONICET-UNNE), from 2009 to 2014 vice-director of the Scientific Technological Center (CCT-UNNE) and director from 2014 to 2017. He is the author of numerous articles of research on quantum and relativistic physics published in specialized journals and, also, of several didactic texts. In December 2016 he received the accredited specialization de Honor Senador Domingo F. Sarmiento awarded by the Argentine Senate.


The development and the applications of the scientific method, from its initial proposal by Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton in the mid-17th century to the present day, have allowed humanity to reach a knowledge of Nature that far exceeds its expectations. This reality fills scientists with astonishment and generates questions that science does not manage to answer completely or that it does so only in a rudimentary way and from its own particular vision. It is astonishing to think about what may or must "lie behind" what appears with an ever-increasing level of certainty.

From its most basic formulation, the scientific method has managed to offer us an ever deeper knowledge of what is real and, at the same time, it seems to distance itself more and more from what is given to us as a priori self-evident by common sense.

The presentation is aimed at highlighting some of the most salient features of modern science, in particular Physics, and through them what clues appear about the properties that Nature must necessarily possess. Based on some recent contributions of scientists exploring the possibility of relating science to philosophy and theology, and on my personal experience, I will reflect on the rationality of the laws of nature, their main imprint based on mathematics, the abstraction necessary to reproduce and understand natural phenomena and the level of precision reached in their description and, as a consequence of all this, the need or the very high probability of the existence of a rationality that supports them. This is usually known as Logos.

Finally, a personal, though not exclusive, proposal is briefly outlined concerning what happens when one approaches ("touches" intellectually or spiritually) some of the central and deepest elements of creation. What one intuits, and its relationship to what one experiences, when one takes contact with the Mystery that Christians call the Triune God. The certainties that emerge and that are indicative of the truth of this close meeting with the Real, even if this Mystery remains invisible to the outermost senses.