Scripta Varia

La scienza ed il futuro dell’umanità


Working Group 12-14 November 1999
Jubilee Plenary Session 10-13 November 2000
Scripta Varia 99
Vatican City, 2001
pp. 527, XV tables
ISBN 88-7761-075-1



PART I: Science for Man and Man for Science (Working Group)

Context, Essential Contents of, and Follow-up to, the World Conference on Science Held in Budapest in June 1999 (PDF)
W. Arber

Technology: between Science and Man (PDF)
P. Germain

Spinning Fluids, Geomagnetism and the Earth’s Deep Interior (PDF)
R. Hide

Mathematics: Recent Developments and cultural aspects (PDF)
Y.I. Manin

Science as Utopia (PDF)
J. Mittelstrass

From Modern Research in Astrophysics to the Next Millennium for Mankind (PDF)
G.V. Coyne

The Role of Tropical Atmospheric Chemistry in Global Change Research: the Need for Research in the Tropics and Subtropics (PDF)
P. Crutzen

Which Economic System is Likely to Serve Human Societies the Best? The Scientific Question (PDF)
E. Malinvaud

Sustainability: Prospects for a New Millennium (PDF)
R.H. Raven

Choice, Responsibility, and Problems of Population (PDF)
B.M. Colombo

The Search for Man (PDF)
J. Marías

Science Facing the Crisis of Sense (PDF)
F. Jacques

The Fight against Disease: Comments Related to “Science for Man and Man for Science” (PDF)
M. Sela

Society in the Face of Scientific and Technological Development: Risk, Decision, Responsibility (PDF)
A. Blanc-Lapierre

Challenges for Agricultural Scientists (PDF)
T.-T. Chang

The Mathematisation of Science (PDF)
L.A. Caffarelli

PART II: Science and the Future of Mankind (Jubilee Session)

Light and Matter (PDF)
C. Cohen-Tannoudji

The Relationship Between Science, Religion and Aristotelian Theology Today (PDF)
E. Berti

Design Versus Selection in Chemistry and Beyond (PDF)
A. Eschenmoser

Chemical Design of New Materials (PDF)
C.N.R. Rao

Developmental Biology: New Trends and Prospects (PDF)
N.M. Le Douarin

Erreur, Correction, Réhabilitation et Pardon (PDF)
G. Cottier, O.P.

Logic and Uncertainties in Science and Religion (PDF)
C.H. Townes

Natural Theology in the Light of Modern Cosmology and Biology (PDF)
R. Swinburne

The Progress of Science and the Messianic Ideal (PDF)
J.-M. Maldamé

Creation and Science (PDF)
W.E. Carroll

The Transition from Biological to Cultural Evolution (PDF)
W. Singer

Earth Sciences: Remarkable Scientific Progress (PDF)
F. Press

Global Change and the Antarctic Ozone Hole (PDF)
M.J. Molina

Science for Man and Man for Science: the View from the Third World (PDF)
M. Moshinsky

Physics in the Last Century and in the Future (PDF)
R.L. Mössbauer

The Christological Origins of Newton’s First Law (PDF)
S.L. Jaki

Colliding Cascades: a Model for Prediction of Critical Transitions (PDF)
V.I. Keilis-Borok

Time and Matter – Science at New Limits (PDF)
A.H. Zewail

The New World Dis-Order – Can Science Aid the Have-Nots? (PDF)
A.H. Zewail

Why and how Physicists are Interested in the Brain and the Mind (PDF)
M. Oda

A Millennium View of the Universe (PDF)
V.C. Rubin

Recent Trends in the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics (PDF)
R. Omnès

Christ and Science (PDF)
P. Cardinal Poupard

On Transdisciplinarity (PDF)
J. Mittelstrass

‘Illicit Jumps’ – The Logic of Creation (PDF)
M. Heller

Proposed Declaration on Sciences and Scientists at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century Drafted by P. Germain (PDF)

Study-Document on the Use of ‘Genetically Modified Food Plants’ to Combat Hunger in the World with an Introductory Note by President Nicola Cabibbo (PDF)


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