Appeared in Vol. 7 No. 2

The difficulties of reconciling scientific theories with faith, and the abstract theories of physics with ordinary human experience, are legitimate concerns of Catholics, whose metaphysical understandings are based on the realistic perception of the created order that things are basically what they appear to be. In the following analysis, Kevin Long takes up the particular problem of the theory of relativity. First providing a general background for the understanding of the place of the theory within legitimate science itself, Long suggests how Einstein’s work squares with both Catholicism and common sense.

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