How does religion work in a society shaped by science and technology? How do scientists and engineers practice their religions? How in particular does a Jesuit brother, and an MIT gradu-ate with a PhD in planetary science, make sense of his Catholicism? God’s Mechanics examines the personal religious life and theology of scientists and engineers—“Techies”—based on conversations with Techies in California’s Silicon Valley and a first-person confession from a Jesuit scientist and astronomer at the Vatican Observatory.
Guy Consolmagno, SJ, is the Director of the Vatican Observatory and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. He hold a Ph.D. in planetary science from the University of Arizona and specializes in the study of meteorites and what they tell us about the origin and formation of small bodies in the solar system. Br. Consolmagno is the author of many papers and several books exploring the relationship between science and religion.