Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion

ISBN-10: 0674057414
ISBN-13: 9780674057418
Edition: 2009
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/8/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
That the Rise of Christianity Was Responsible for the Demise of Ancient Science
That the Medieval Christian Church Suppressed the Growth of Science
That Medieval Christians Taught That the Earth Was Flat
That Medieval Islamic Culture Was Inhospitable to Science
That the Medieval Church Prohibited Human Dissection
That the Copernican System Demoted Humans from the Center of the Cosmos
That Giordano Bruno Was the First Martyr of Modern Science
That Galileo Was Imprisoned and Tortured for Advocating Copernicanism
That Christianity Gave Birth to Modern Science
That the Scientific Revolution Liberated Science from Religion
That Catholics Did Not Contribute to the Scientific Revolution
That Ren� Descartes Originated the Mind-Body Distinction
That Isaac Newton's Mechanistic Cosmology Eliminated the Need for God
That the Church Denounced Anesthesia in Childbirth on Biblical Grounds
That the Theory of Organic Evolution Is Based on Circular Reasoning
That Evolution Destroyed Charles Darwin's Faith in Christianity-until He Reconverted on His Deathbed
That Huxley Defeated Wilberforce in Their Debate over Evolution and Religion
That Darwin Destroyed Natural Theology
That Darwin and Haeckel Were Complicit in Nazi Biology
That the Scopes Trial Ended in Defeat for Antievolutionism
That Einstein Believed in a Personal God
That Quantum Physics Demonstrated the Doctrine of Free Will
That "Intelligent Design" Represents a Scientific Challenge to Evolution
That Creationism Is a Uniquely American Phenomenon
That Modern Science Has Secularized Western Culture
Notes
List of Contributors
Index

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