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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

May 2, 2013 at 11:47 AM

UW astronomer has faith in science and God

Scientists should be more open-minded

Eric Agol, an associate professor of astronomy at University of Washington, whose work is credited with discovering an "earth-like" planet called Kepler-62f, keeps his faith in God. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle  Times)

Eric Agol, an associate professor of astronomy at University of Washington, whose work is credited with discovering an “earth-like” planet called Kepler-62f, keeps his faith in God. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

Astronomer Eric Agol is agile enough to have faith in both science and a higher power, faith that this 13.6 billion-year-old universe, and everything in it, has an ultimate Source other than itself [“UW astronomer finds planet, keeps the faith,” page one, April 27]. Too bad only 51 percent of his scientist colleagues are open-minded enough to do the same — to walk and chew gum at the same time.Someday, perhaps, our politically-correct culture will celebrate not only the one-in-a-million discovery of a special new planet, but also the one-in-one new universe — the unique DNA and beating heart and all — found within and apart from each pregnant mother.

Peter Beaulieu, Shoreline

Comments | Topics: God, planet, religion

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