Did the Catholic Church Repress Science – What about Galileo?

by Steve Ray on August 11, 2007

GALILEO.jpgI recently read an insightful article on Science and the Church by a brilliant Norwegian and fellow defender of the faith. Here is how his blog starts:

Some time ago, I had a discussion with a friend who claimed that “the Church has always oppressed science,” and that it didn’t accept evolution before 1996. This is wrong, and that’s what I want to address now.

The claim is that “the Church has always oppressed science.” When I asked for any sources for this, he asked me if I had read any history. I said that I had, but that that was not the issue. He couldn’t give me any real sources, and the reason is this; the Church has never been a oppressor of science.

To read his whole article, click here.

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John Vucasovich January 25, 2008 at 10:25 PM

Good evening Steve and Janet. I am doing some research into Galileo’s work and have found some history to be uncertain. A scholar friend of mine attributes most of Galileo’s problems to his patrons, not the Church. I have not been able to verify this. Can you point me to some sources?
Very Best regards,
John

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