Culture / Religion / Science & Technology

Italian top scientists debate existence of God

The Italian press published some excerpts of a book by Mr Umberto Veronesi, a famed Italian oncologist and a former Minister of Health. Mr Veronesi was also President of the Italian Agency for Nuclear Safety. According to Mr Veronesi “just like Auschwitz, cancer to me became evidence of the non existence of God”.

The anticipations triggered a reply by Mr Antonino Zichichi, a writer, TV personality and former Full Professor of Physics in the University of Bologna. In an article in the conservative newspapaper Il Giornale, Mr Zichichi stated that “science tells us that it is not possible to derive from chaos the logic regulating the world, be it the sub-nuclear universe or the universe made of stars and galaxies. A logic needs an Author”.

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