Today’s featured entry from the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science
“Life of Mendel” (click here for it)
This biography of Fr. Gregor Mendel was written by Hugo Iltis in the early twentieth century.... Nevertheless, the book still provides a good in-depth look at Mendel’s life and his scientific work. Mendel, an Augustinian monk, is of course known for his pioneering work in essentially founding the science of genetics, but Iltis’s work reveals other scientific interests as well—Mendel observed the sun telescopically, for example, and kept a record of sunspots [click here to continue].
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