Jesuits have a long tradition in science and there’s a good reason for that, says Jesuit lichenologist and ecologist Fr. John McCarthy.
How often have you heard the claim that faith and science are incompatible or strictly opposed? Too often religion seems to ‘get a bad rap’ these days. Well, Fr. John McCarthy, Jesuit priest and ecologist, doesn’t buy this opposition.
For gymnasts it might be a twisting tumble, for astrologers a star, for politicians a sandwich. But for an style=’background:yellow;’>Jesuitan> ecologist Fr. John McCarthy that ultimate accolade — confirmation of a lifetime of scientific research — is to have a lichen named after him.
June 7, 2016 — Some people might demur if offered a chance to have a species of lichen — a combination of fungus and algae — named after them. But not Jesuit Father John McCarthy. Fr. McCarthy, who has devoted decades to ecological research, was the first person to collect and investigate a previously unknown species of …