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Title Galileo goes to jail : and other myths about science and religion / edited by Ronald L. Numbers.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  215 GAL    AVAILABLE
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Description x, 302 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-284) and index.
Contents That the rise of Christianity was responsible for the demise of ancient science / David C. Lindberg -- That the medieval Christian church suppressed the growth of science / Michael H. Shank -- That medieval Christians taught that the earth was flat / Lesley B. Cormack -- That medieval Islamic culture was inhospitable to science / Syed Nomanul Haq -- That the medieval church prohibited human dissection / Katharine Park -- That Copernicanism demoted humans from the center of the cosmos / Dennis R. Danielson -- That Giordano Bruno was the first martyr of modern science / Jole Shackelford -- That Galileo was imprisoned and tortured for advocating Copernicanism / Maurice A. Finocchiaro -- That Christianity gave birth to modern science / Noah J. Efron -- That the scienfitic revolution liberated science from religion / Margaret J. Osler -- That Catholics did not contribute to the scientific revolution / Lawrence M. Principe -- That René Descartes originated the mind-body distinction / Peter Harrison -- That Isaac Newton's mechanistic cosmology eliminated the need for God / Edward B. Davis -- That the church denounced anesthesia in childbirth on biblical grounds / Rennie B. Schoepflin -- That the theory of organic evolution is based on circular reasoning / Nicolaas A. Rupke -- That evolution destroyed Darwin's faith in Christianity - until he reconverted on his deathbed / James Moore -- That Huxley defeated Wilberforce in their debate over evolution and religion / David N. Livingstone -- That Darwin destroyed natural theology / Jon H. Roberts -- That Darwin and Haeckel were complicit in Nazi biology / Robert J. Richards -- That the Scopes trial ended in defeat for antievolutionism / Edward J. Larson -- That Einstein believed in a personal God / Matthew Stanley -- That Quantum physics demonstrated the doctrine of free will / Daniel Patrick Thurs -- That "intelligent design" represents a scientific challenge to evolution / Michael Ruse -- That creationism is a uniquely American phenomenon / Ronald L. Numbers -- That modern science has secularized Western culture / John Hedley Brooke.
Subject Science -- History.
Scientists -- History.
Religion and science -- History.
Religion and state -- History.
Added Author Numbers, Ronald L.
ISBN 9780674033276
0674033272
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