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Too bad that he left the Catholic Church, maybe he can find his way back to the Church.

Most great men from the 1600s to the 1800s were involved in science also. A polymath, of course. Goethe's 'Faust' is very Catholic.

Reportedly at his death Goethe said 'More light!'.

Socrates left science to study man, 'Man is the proper study of man', sounds similar - it's how the physical world is experienced also.

To put scientific reason in a larger context, the unity of truth, one might read Pope Francis' recent encyclical 'The light of faith'.