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Sci-gasm podcast: Science meets faith with Vatican Astronomer Gabriele Gionti

Science and religion. Everyone’s favourite dysfunctional couple. But what happens when that argument wears the pants of one man? Is that even possible?



Father Gabriele Gionti is a man of great talent, and indeed great conflict. While he flies the flag of the Vatican (and the big man upstairs), he’s also a string theorist, kneeling at the altar of Einstein’s general theory of relativity to define the borders of the universe through mathematical description. This week the lads from Sci-gasm press Signore Gionti on whether studying the unknown in a scientific measure has stripped away his faith in belief, or indeed if you can place faith in both.

Simply put: where’s the line, man?


The Sci-gasm podcast promotes scepticism, science and critical thinking, all through the ancient art of dick jokes. Whether it’s climate change or vaccines, or from GMOs to black holes, there’s nothing they’re not willing to discuss.

The Big Smoke will proudly be giving a platform to these two every fortnight (Science-God, help us), but if you need a Sci-gasm in the meantime, find them on Facebook or Soundcloud.

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