Why Do We Look Up at the Heavens? - Br. Guy Consolmagno
From Katie Gentilello
Why did we go to the Moon? Why does the Vatican support an astronomical observatory? These questions mask a deeper question: Why do individuals choose to spend their lives in pursuit of pure knowledge?Vatican Observatory Director Brother Guy Consolmagno will reflect on the motivations behind our choices, both as individuals and as a society and how they control the sorts of science that gets done. Motivations determine the kinds of answers that are found to be satisfying. And ultimately, they affect how we think of ourselves.