Friday, November 11, 2011

The Church and Science

    The argument that the Church has a role to play in the continuing evolution of scientific endeavor is no doubt confusing to many people, believers and nonbelievers alike. In modern times it has become fashionable to think of the Catholic Church as somehow antithetical to science. The idea is virtually universal among nonbelievers, among whom I, alas, count myself. I suspect the idea has become more common among Catholics as well. There is no reason it should be: The scientific project, even the scientific method itself, is an invention of the Catholic Church.
So begins Scott Locklin, former physicist with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory— No Catholic Church, No Scientific Method.

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Blogger Ed Cole said...

Oops... I think that you wanted to post this URL: http://www.newoxfordreview.org/article.jsp?print=1&did=1011-locklin. Keep up the good work.

Ed.

November 12, 2011 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger love the girls said...

"The argument that the Church has a role to play in the continuing evolution of scientific endeavor is no doubt confusing to many people"

The error is with the modern scientific method.

Aristotle never used unproved assumptions as postulates and following his example neither did those in the Church.

Where as today, modern science is virtually grounded on unproved assumptions as postulates. And then turns around and accuses those who disagree with their postulates of being unscientific.

November 12, 2011 at 11:44 AM  

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