The governor of Wisconsin excitedly announced the theme of this year’s holiday tree: “Celebrate Science.” In a letter to schools, he asked students to make ornaments “showcasing science in Wisconsin.” He added: “Science is so critically important to understanding and appreciating the world around us and each other. ”

I wonder if he has ever read the works of Father Stanley Jaki. A man of theology and science, Jaki contends that the Incarnation is critical to the birth of science. It is because of Christmas that we can celebrate science.

Some claim it was easy for scientists of the past to remain Christian. The field was still in its infancy. Knowing all that we know now makes it almost impossible for present-day scientists to believe in God. How, then, to explain Father Jaki? He is a contemporary who died only a decade ago.

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