Perhaps a scientist would see on the Cross an answer to the question, What is science? For science is about the quest for knowledge, and here we have the image of knowledge, of ultimate realism about the world and the way it works. Jesus the Logos submits to that fallen world, he allows it to act upon him, in order to reveal its true nature. In a faint and feeble way, the scientific method finds its archetype here, albeit infinitely transcended.
Left: Bl. Nicholas Steno, “Father of Geology”;
Right: Gregor Mendel, “Father of Genetics”