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NSCI 110 WEEK 3 POSTI found this week's reading very interesting and eye opening. From our study this week, I learned about the life Georges Lemaître, a prolific Belgian astronomer, and physicist who also happened to be a devout Roman Catholic priest. How our universe came about is one of the most common topics of debate between religion and science. During our reading, I learned about the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). The CMB carries with it an image of our universe as it was just after its birth, and this discovery has provided key evidence that the beginning really did start with the Big Bang (Cox and Cohen, 2011). Growing up in a Christian home, I was taught that God is the Creator of all things and because of my parents’ strict upbringing, I was afraid to challenge this concept. However, I learned that a good scientific theory is a unifying idea of science that explains many observations. I also learned that no theory is perfect or complete and all theories have gaps and phenomena that one cannot explain (Panopto recording). According to an article published by
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Dr. Marshall Bowles
Big Bang, Cosmic microwave background radiation, CMB, Pope Francis