Science Series: “Inherit the Wind”

The supposed conflict between science and religion that proliferates culture today possibly originated with the depiction of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial in the movie Inherit the Wind (1960).  Thinking back to you high school American history class, one event that is usually taught is the infamous Scopes Trial in which John Scopes was foundContinue reading “Science Series: “Inherit the Wind””

Science Series: The Flat Earth Myth

Quickly, answer the following question: “Who proved the world was round?” If you said Columbus, you are certainly not alone. We have all heard the idea that before Columbus, the Church and all the Christian intellectuals of the Middle Ages taught that the earth was flat.  If you sailed out far enough you would fallContinue reading “Science Series: The Flat Earth Myth”

Science Series: The Myth that Galileo Goes to Jail

Everyone knows the story of how Galileo was persecuted by the church: after inventing the telescope, Galileo turns the lenses to the stars and proves that the earth revolves around the sun and not the sun around the earth. This greatly upset the Christian church and he found himself arrested, thrown in prison, tortured, excommunicated,Continue reading “Science Series: The Myth that Galileo Goes to Jail”

Science Series: The Myth that the Church Hindered the Development of Science

Anytime science and religion are brought up one can hear the proverbial announcer shout, “LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE!” That science and religion are in conflict is commonly believed today.  Check out these quotes about the warfare between science and religion: “The conflict between religion and science is unavoidable. The success of science often comesContinue reading “Science Series: The Myth that the Church Hindered the Development of Science”