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2020-11-26T22:18:23.249Z

That science is part of politics already seemed an extravagance in Galileo's timePlaque bearing the 'Juno' spacecraft in honor of Galileo Galilei.NASA Science generates reasons that power does not understand, paraphrasing Pascal, or rather ruining the meaning of his aphorism. The original phrase of the French mathematician and theologian ("the heart has reasons that reason does not understand") is a mess, because the reasons of the heart to which Pascal refers are inspired by



Plaque bearing the 'Juno' spacecraft in honor of Galileo Galilei.NASA

Science generates reasons that power does not understand, paraphrasing Pascal, or rather ruining the meaning of his aphorism.

The original phrase of the French mathematician and theologian ("the heart has reasons that reason does not understand") is a mess, because the reasons of the heart to which Pascal refers are inspired by divine grace and the Christian faith, two sources of doubtful solvency.

But science does generate reasons that power does not understand, and we are seeing it every day of the pandemic crisis.

The dream of epidemiologists is that we all stay at home, that we do not travel, that we ...

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