Some Mythical Conflicts between Science and Religion

A couple posts elsewhere refuting a common Medieval-bashing trope, that the Medieval Church tried to suppress scientific ideas, in a series of mythical conflicts between Science and Religion, by historian of Science St. James Hannam.

On the same site, Tim O' Neill writes some further commentary along the same lines, in the course of reviewing Hannam's book God's Philosophers.

Of course, even if stupid religious people had been persecuting scientists for the last fourteen millennia, it wouldn't make the least bit of difference to the question of whether the two sets of ideas are compatible.  That is a philosophical, not a historical question.

About Aron Wall

I am a postdoctoral researcher studying quantum gravity and black hole thermodynamics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Before that, I read Great Books at St. John's College (Santa Fe), got my physics Ph.D. from U Maryland, and did my first postdoc at UC Santa Barbara.
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