In the COVID era, there’s no news like science news — the fastest vaccine development in human history has been news all year.
But public exposure of science has also exposed us to the dangers of half-understood or deliberately manipulated science on social media. Who can forget the Wisconsin pharmacist who deliberately sabotaged vials of COVID-19 vaccine because he believed it would change people’s DNA?
Jesuit astronomer and president of the Vatican Observatory Br. Guy Consolmangno has a plan to help Catholics, or anybody, think more rationally and less politically about science.