Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? - And Other Questions from the Astronomer's In-box at the Vatican Observatory-logo

Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? - And Other Questions from the Astronomer's In-box at the Vatican Observatory

Guy Consolmagno, SJ

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Description:

Witty and thought provoking, two Vatican astronomers shed provocative light on some of the strange places where religion and science meet. "Imagine if a Martian showed up, all big ears and big nose like a child's drawing, and he asked to be baptized. How would you react?" - Pope Francis, May, 2014 Pope Francis posed that question - without insisting on an answer! - to provoke deeper reflection about inclusiveness and diversity in the Church. But it's not the first time that question has been asked. Brother Guy Consolmagno and Father Paul Mueller hear questions like that all the time. They're scientists at the Vatican Observatory, the official astronomical research institute of the Catholic Church. In Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? they explore a variety of questions at the crossroads of faith and reason: How do you reconcile the The Big Bang with Genesis? Was the Star of Bethlehem just a pious religious story or an actual description of astronomical events? What really went down between Galileo and the Catholic Church - and why do the effects of that confrontation still reverberate to this day? Will the Universe come to an end? And… could you really baptize an extraterrestrial? With disarming humor, Brother Guy and Father Paul explore these questions and more over the course of six days of dialogue. Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial will make you laugh, make you think, and make you reflect more deeply on science, faith, and the nature of the universe.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Mueller, SJ, Joe Ochman, Rob Shapiro

Length:

9h 35m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:45


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:26


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:14


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:19


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:46


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:24


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:09


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:40


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:21


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:24


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:35


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:13


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:35


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:32


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:13


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:45


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:24


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:27


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:42


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:51


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:45


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:12


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:52


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:58


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:56


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:53


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:46


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:54


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:34


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:33


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:00


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

00:44