Science Saints

Science Saints May 18, 2015

A while back, Nerdist shared some stained-glass images of scientists. I think the depiction is worth reflecting on. Are scientists the saints of the modern era? In your opinion, is the contribution of scientists greater than, comparable to, or beneath the contribution of people whose lives were characterized not by discoveries about the natural world, but standing firm for justice, self-sacrificially caring for others, or in other ways serving as profound moral examples?

You can see the full collection, and read the rationale behind the depiction of each, on the Bright Minds page on Shutterstock. Here’s one that clearly can span the supposed religion/science divide:

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Of related interest (since there is a stained glass image of Neil de Grasse Tyson on the site), here is Tyson talking about the compatibility of religion and science.

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