For his book, Brother Consolmagno examined the personal religious life and theology of scientists and engineers—“techies”—based on conversations with nearly a hundred techies in Silicon Valley (interviewed during the spring of 2007 during a six-week stay at Santa Clara University). In his presentation, Brother Guy also shared his perspective and insights as a Jesuit scientist and astronomer at the Vatican Observatory.
“There was tremendous interest in Brother Consolmagno’s talk at Google,” said Matt Hancher, a software engineer on Google’s Earth Engine team. “It is clear that there are many Googlers wrestling with questions of how to balance and integrate their scientific and technical lives with their spiritual and religious lives. This talk offered a variety of new perspectives, and seemed to spark some good conversations afterwards!”
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