October 19, 2013

Did Christianity Give Rise to Science?

Jerry Coyne, Why Evolution Is True


The Associated Press

Of course most of you will answer “No way!”, and I do, too, but accommodationists and science-friendly believers make this argument often. Here are a few specimens:

“. . . the very notion of physical law is a theological one in the first place, a fact that makes many scientists squirm. Isaac Newton first got the idea of absolute, universal, perfect, immutable laws from the Christian doctrine that God created the world and ordered it in a rational way."

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TAGGED: Christianity, Science And Religion, Ancient Greece, Science History

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