This is my version of twitter where I put down some of my thoughts as sentence chunks


Cognitive Dissonance


Have you ever noticed that it is called a “baby” when the person decides to have a child….
But, it is called a “foetus” when they decide to abort the child…


Feed the Poor


Have you ever noticed that those against the Catholic Church demand it sell all the historical artefacts and antiques it has (to feed the poor) yet conveniently resists demanding wealthier entities do the same…
They never demand the same for themselves either…


Stephen Fry (my wife’s logic)

Stephen Fry says: I am an atheist. If God exists then I am very angry about children with bone cancer.  There are children with bone cancer.  Therefore God exists.


Mutually Exclusive

Have you ever noticed that staunch atheists seem to believe that science and religion are mutually exclusive but have probably never heard of the following people….

  • Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718–1799) – Mathematician who wrote on differential and integral calculus
  • Georgius Agricola (1494–1555) – Father of mineralogy
  • Albertus Magnus (c.1206–1280) – Patron saint of natural sciences
  • Mariano Artigas (1938–2006) – Spanish physicist, philosopher and theologian who received the Templeton Foundation Prize in 1995
  • André-Marie Ampère (1775–1836) – One of the main discoverers of electromagnetism
  • Francisco J. Ayala (1934–present) – Spanish-American biologist and philosopher at the University of California, Irvine
  • Amedeo Avogadro (1776–1856) – Noted for contributions to molecular theory and Avogadro’s Law
  • Roger Bacon (c. 1214–1294) – Franciscan friar and early advocate of the scientific method
  • Stephen M. Barr (1953–present) – Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware and a member of its Bartol Research Institute
  • Daniello Bartoli (1608–1685) – Jesuit priest and one of the first to see the equatorial belts of Jupiter
  • Laura Bassi (1711–1778) – Physicist at the University of Bologna and Chair in experimental physics at the Bologna Institute of Sciences, the first woman to be offered a professorship at a European university
  • Antoine César Becquerel (1788–1878) – Pioneer in the study of electric and luminescent phenomena
  • Henri Becquerel (1852–1908) – Awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for his co-discovery of radioactivity
  • John Desmond Bernal (1901–1971) – British pioneer in X-ray crystallography in molecular biology.
  • Claude Bernard (1813–1878) – Physiologist who helped to apply scientific methodology to medicine
  • Jacques Philippe Marie Binet (1786–1856) – Mathematician known for Binet’s formula and his contributions to number theory
  • Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774–1862) – Physicist who established the reality of meteorites and studied polarization of light
  • Bernard Bolzano (1781–1848) – Priest and mathematician who contributed to differentiation, the concept of infinity, and the binomial theorem
  • Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608–1679) – Often referred to as the father of modern biomechanics
  • Roger Joseph Boscovich (1711–1787) – Jesuit priest and polymath known for his atomic theory and many other scientific contributions
  • Raoul Bott (1923–2005) – Mathematician known for numerous basic contributions to geometry in its broad sense.
  • Thomas Bradwardine (c.1290–1349) – Archbishop and one of the discoverers of the mean speed theorem
  • Louis Braille (1809–1852) – Inventor of the Braille reading and writing system
  • Martin Stanislaus Brennan (1845–1927) – Priest, astronomer and writer
  • James Britten (1846–1924) – Botanist, member of the Catholic Truth Society and Knight Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great.
  • Jean Buridan (c.1300–after 1358) – French priest who developed the theory of impetus
  • Alexis Carrel (1873–1944) – Awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for pioneering vascular suturing techniques
  • John Casey (mathematician) (1820–1891) – Irish geometer known for Casey’s theorem
  • Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625–1712) – First to observe four of Saturn’s moons and the co-discoverer of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter
  • Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789–1857) – Mathematician who was an early pioneer in analysis
  • Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598–1647) – Mathematician known for his work in optics and motion, calculus, and for introducing logarithms to Italy
  • Andrea Cesalpino (c.1525–1603) – Botanist who also theorized on the circulation of blood
  • Jean-François Champollion (1790–1832) – Published the first translation of the Rosetta Stone
  • Guy de Chauliac (c.1300–1368) – The most eminent surgeon of the Middle Ages
  • Albert Claude (1899–1983) – Awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his contributions to cytology
  • Christopher Clavius (1538–1612) – Jesuit who was the main architect of the Gregorian calendar
  • Mateo Realdo Colombo (1516–1559) – Discovered the pulmonary circuit, which paved the way for Harvey’s discovery of circulation
  • Carl Ferdinand Cori (1896–1984) – Shared the 1947 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with his wife for their discovery of the Cori cycle
  • Gerty Cori (1896–1957) – Biochemist who was the first American woman win a Nobel Prize in science (1947)
  • Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis (1792–1843) – Formulated laws regarding rotating systems, which later became known as the Corialis effect
  • Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736–1806) – Physicist known for developing Coulomb’s law
  • Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543) – First person to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology
  • Johann Baptist Cysat (c.1587–1657) – Jesuit priest known for his study of comets
  • René Descartes (1596–1650) – Father of modern philosophy and analytic geometry
  • Alberto Dou (1915-2009), Spanish Jesuit priest who was president of the Royal Society of Mathematics, member of the Royal Academy of Natural, Physical, and Exact Sciences, and one of the foremost mathematicians of his country.
  • Pierre Duhem (1861–1916) – Historian of science who made important contributions to hydrodynamics, elasticity, and thermodynamics
  • Jean-Baptiste Dumas (1800–1884) – Chemist who established new values for the atomic mass of thirty elements
  • John Eccles (1903–1997) – Awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on the synapse
  • Gerhard Ertl (1936– ) – German physicist who won the 2007 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his studies of chemical processes on solid surfaces
  • Stephan Endlicher (1804–1849) – Botanist who formulated a major system of plant classification
  • Bartolomeo Eustachi (c.1500–1574) – One of the founders of human anatomy
  • Hieronymus Fabricius (1537–1619) – Father of embryology
  • Gabriele Falloppio (1523–1562) – Pioneering Italian anatomist who studied the human ear and reproductive organs
  • Mary Celine Fasenmyer (1906–1996) – Roman Catholic sister and mathematician, founder of Sister Celine’s polynomials
  • Hervé Faye (1814-1902) – Astronomer whose discovery of the periodic comet 4P/Faye won him the 1844 Lalande Prize and membership in the French Academy of Sciences
  • Pierre de Fermat (1601–1665) – Number theorist who contributed to the early development of calculus
  • Enrico Fermi (1901–1954) – Awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for his work in induced radioactivity
  • Fibonacci (c.1170–c.1250) – Popularized Hindu-Arabic numerals in Europe and discovered the Fibonacci sequence
  • Hippolyte Fizeau (1819–1896) – The first person to determine experimentally the velocity of light
  • Léon Foucault (1819–1868) – Invented the Foucault pendulum to measure the effect of the earth’s rotation
  • Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787–1826) – Discovered Fraunhofer lines in the sun’s spectrum
  • Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788–1827) – Made significant contributions to the theory of wave optics
  • Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) – Father of modern science
  • Luigi Galvani (1737–1798) – Formulated the theory of animal electricity
  • Pierre Gassendi (1592–1655) – French astronomer and mathematician who studied the transit of Mercury and named the aurora borealis
  • Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778–1850) – Chemist known for two laws related to gases
  • Riccardo Giacconi (1931– ) – Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist who laid the foundations of X-ray astronomy
  • Camillo Golgi (1843–1926) – Nobel Prize-winning pathologist and physician
  • Paula González (1932–present) – Roman Catholic sister and professor of biology
  • Francesco Maria Grimaldi (1618–1663) – Jesuit who discovered the diffraction of light
  • Robert Grosseteste (c.1175–1253) – Called “the first man to write down a complete set of steps for performing a scientific experiment.”
  • Peter Grünberg (1939– ) – German physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate.
  • Johannes Gutenberg (c.1398–1468) – Inventor of the printing press
  • Jean Baptiste Julien d’Omalius d’Halloy (1783–1875) – One of the pioneers of modern geology
  • John Harsanyi (1929–2000) – Hungarian-American economist and Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner.
  • René Just Haüy (1743–1822) – Priest and father of crystallography
  • Eduard Heis (1806–1877) – Astronomer who contributed the first true delineation of the Milky Way
  • Jan Baptist van Helmont (1579–1644) – Founder of pneumatic chemistry
  • George de Hevesy (1885–1966) – Hungarian radiochemist and Nobel laureate.
  • Charles Hermite (1822–1901) – Mathematician who did research on number theory, quadratic forms, elliptic functions, and algebra
  • John Philip Holland (1840–1914) – Developed the first submarine to be formally commissioned by the U.S. Navy
  • Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (1748–1836) – The first to propose a natural classification of flowering plants
  • Mary Kenneth Keller (c.1914–1985) – Sister of Charity and first American woman to earn a PhD in computer science, who helped develop BASIC
  • Eusebio Kino (1645 – 1711) – Jesuit missionary and cartographer who drew maps based on his explorations first showing that California was not an island as then believed.
  • Athanasius Kircher (c.1601–1680) – Jesuit scholar who has been called “the last Renaissance man”
  • Brian Kobilka (1955– ) – American Nobel Prize winning professor who teaches at Stanford University School of Medicine.
  • Nicolas Louis de Lacaille (1713–1762) – French astronomer noted for cataloguing stars, nebulous objects, and constellations
  • René Laennec (1781–1826) – Physician who invented the stethoscope
  • Joseph Louis Lagrange (1736–1813) – Mathematician and astronomer known for Lagrangian points and Lagrangian mechanics
  • Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744–1829) – French naturalist, biologist and academic whose theories on evolution preceded those of Darwin
  • Karl Landsteiner (1868–1943) – Nobel Prize winner who identified and classified the human blood types
  • Pierre André Latreille (1762–1833) – Pioneer in entomology
  • Antoine Lavoisier (1743–1794) – Father of modern chemistry
  • Jérôme Lejeune (1926–1994) – Pediatrician and geneticist, best known for his discovery of the link of diseases to chromosome abnormalities
  • Georges Lemaître (1894–1966) – Father of the Big Bang theory
  • Anthony James Leggett (1938– ) – His pioneering work on superfluidity was recognized by the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics.
  • Marcello Malpighi (1628–1694) – Father of comparative physiology
  • Étienne-Louis Malus (1775–1812) – Discovered the polarization of light
  • Anna Morandi Manzolini (1714–1774) – Anatomist and anatomical wax artist who lectured at the University of Bologna
  • Giovanni Manzolini (1700-1755) – Anatomical wax artist and Professor of anatomy at the University of Bologna
  • Guglielmo Marconi (1874–1937) – Father of long-distance radio transmission
  • Edme Mariotte (c.1620–1684) – Priest who independently discovered Boyle’s Law
  • Pierre Louis Maupertuis (1698–1759) – Known for the Maupertuis principle and for being the first president of the Berlin Academy of Science
  • Craig Mello (1960– ) – American biologist who was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize, with Andrew Fire, for the discovery of RNA interference.
  • Gregor Mendel (1822–1884) – Father of genetics
  • Marin Mersenne (1588–1648) – Father of acoustics and mathematician for whom Mersenne primes are named.
  • Charles W. Misner (1932–present) – American cosmologist dedicated to the study of general relativity
  • Kenneth R. Miller (1948–present) – American cell biologist and molecular biologist who teaches at Brown University.
  • Mario J. Molina (1943–present) – Mexican chemist and one of the precursors to the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole (1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry).
  • Peter Joseph Moloney (1891-1989) -Canadian immunologist and pioneering vaccine researcher, who worked out the first large-scale purification of insulin in 1922. (International Gairdner Award 1967)
  • Gaspard Monge (1746–1818) – Father of descriptive geometry
  • Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682–1771) – Father of modern anatomical pathology
  • Johannes Peter Müller (1801–1858) – Founder of modern physiology
  • Joseph Murray (1919–2012) – Nobel Prize in Medicine laureate.
  • John von Neumann (1903–1957) – Hungarian-born American mathematician and polymath who converted to Catholicism
  • Jean-Antoine Nollet (1700–1770) – Discovered the phenomenon of osmosis in natural membranes.
  • William of Ockham (c.1288–c.1348) – Franciscan Friar known for Ockham’s Razor
  • Nicole Oresme (c.1320–1382) – 14th century bishop who theorized the daily rotation of the earth on its axis
  • Barnaba Oriani (1752–1832) – Known for Oriani’s theorem and for his research on Uranus
  • Abraham Ortelius (1527–1598) – Created the first modern atlas and theorized on continental drift
  • Blaise Pascal (1623–1662) – French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and philosopher
  • Louis Pasteur (1822–1895) – Father of bacteriology
  • Max Perutz (1914–2002) – Austrian-born British molecular biologist, who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
  • Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (1580–1637) – Discovered the Orion Nebula
  • Georg von Peuerbach (1423–1461) – Called the father of mathematical and observational astronomy in the West
  • Giuseppe Piazzi (1746–1826) – Theatine priest who discovered the asteroid Ceres and did important work cataloguing stars
  • Jean Picard (1620–1682) – French priest and father of modern astronomy in France
  • Vladimir Prelog (1906–1998) – Croatian-Swiss organic chemist, winner of the 1975 Nobel Prize for chemistry.
  • Jules Henri Poincaré (1854–1912) – French mathematician, theoretical physicist, engineer and philosopher of science
  • John Polanyi (1929– ) – Canadian chemist who won the 1986 Nobel Prize for his research in chemical kinetics.
  • Michael Polanyi (1891–1976) – Hungarian polymath who made contributions to physical chemistry, economics, and philosophy.
  • Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934) – Awarded the Nobel Prize for his contributions to neuroscience
  • René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683–1757) – Scientific polymath known especially for his study of insects
  • Francesco Redi (1626–1697) – His experiments with maggots were a major step in overturning the idea of spontaneous generation
  • Henri Victor Regnault (1810–1878) – Chemist with two laws governing the specific heat of gases named after him
  • Giovanni Battista Riccioli (1598–1671) – Jesuit priest and the first person to measure the acceleration due to gravity of falling bodies
  • Wilhelm Roentgen (1845–1923) – Discovered X-rays.
  • Frederick Rossini (1899–1990) – Priestley Medal and Laetare Medal winning chemist.
  • Theodor Schwann (1810–1882) – Founder of the theory of the cellular structure of animal organisms
  • Angelo Secchi (1818–1878) – Jesuit priest who developed the first system of stellar classification
  • Ignaz Semmelweis (1818–1865) – Early pioneer of antiseptic procedures and the discoverer of the cause of puerperal fever
  • Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729–1799) – Priest and biologist who laid the groundwork for Pasteur’s discoveries
  • Nicolas Steno (1638–1686) – Bishop, and father of stratigraphy
  • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), Jesuit priest, theologian and renowned paleontologist.
  • Francesco Lana de Terzi (1631–1687) – Jesuit priest who has been called the father of aeronautics
  • Louis Jacques Thénard (1777–1857) – Discovered hydrogen peroxide
  • Theodoric of Freiberg (c.1250–c.1310) – Gave the first geometrical analysis of the rainbow
  • Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) – Inventor of the barometer
  • Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397–1482) – Italian mathematician, astronomer and cosmographer
  • Richard Towneley (1629–1707) – Mathematician and astronomer whose work contributed to the formulation of Boyle’s Law
  • Louis René Tulasne (1815–1885) – Biologist with several genera and species of fungi named after him
  • Louis Nicolas Vauquelin (1763–1829) – Discovered the chemical element beryllium
  • Pierre Vernier (1580–1637) – Mathematician who invented the Vernier scale
  • Urbain Le Verrier (1811–1877) – Mathematician who predicted the discovery of Neptune
  • Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564) – Father of modern human anatomy
  • François Viète (1540–1603) – Father of Modern Algebra
  • Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) – Renaissance anatomist, scientist, mathematician, and painter
  • Vincenzo Viviani (1622–1703) – Mathematician known for Viviani’s theorem, Viviani’s curve and his work in determining the speed of sound
  • Alessandro Volta (1745–1827) – Physicist known for the invention of the battery
  • Wilhelm Heinrich Waagen (1841–1900) – Geologist and paleontologist
  • Karl Weierstrass (1815–1897) – Often called the Father of Modern Analysis
  • E. T. Whittaker (1873–1956) – English mathematician who made contributions to applied mathematics and mathematical physics
  • Eric F. Wieschaus (1947– ) – He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717–1768) – One of the founders of scientific archaeology
  • Antonino Zichichi (1929– ) – Italian nuclear physicist, former President of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare