December 27, 2012

Let's End the War Between Science and Religion

Bill King, Houston Chronicle

As the scientific method came of age during the Renaissance, many church leaders saw the new discoveries as contradictory of scripture and established church doctrine. The church reacted by attempting to suppress what it saw as heretical teachings. Perhaps the most famous and long-lasting of such controversies was the Roman Catholic Church's heresy trial of Galileo for publishing a treatise arguing that the sun, not the Earth, was the center of the solar system. Ever since, many have seen religion and science locked in a battle presenting antithetical views of the universe.

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