It happened on NOVEMBER 12

1983

Pope John Paul II addressed the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. After referring to the inadequacy of Auguste Comte’s position that science would rise from the ruins of religion and metaphysics, he turned to Isaac Newton’s renowned Scholium generale dei Principia Mathematica, pointing out that Newton’s perception of God’s presence in the cosmos cannot be reduced to an imminent presence; rather, it is transcendent.

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