A reader alerted me to something for a Just To Cool entry, or perhaps Look! Up In The Sky!
There has been a recommendation to rename, or rather amplify the name of Hubble’s Law after Fr. Georges Lemaître. HERE
The statement reads, ““To honour the intellectual integrity and the supremely significant discovery by Georges Lemaître, the IAU (International Astronomical Union) is pleased to recommend that the expansion of the Universe be referred to as the Hubble–Lemaître law,” the association stated Oct. 29”.
So much for the misguided and ignorant view of (sadly) many today that The Church is “anti-scienc.
Some of the piece:
Fr. Georges Lemaître, who died in 1966, was a physicist and mathematician who is widely credited with developing the big bang theory to explain the physical origin of the universe.
Hubble’s law describes how objects in the expanding universe move away from each other with a velocity proportional to their distance apart.
Of Lemaître interest:
Evidence for God from Physics and Philosophy: Extending the Legacy of Monsignor George Lemaître and St. Thomas Aquinas (The University of Dallas Aquinas Lectures)