Of couse, not all (or even the majority) of Christians are anti-science
morons, and many, maybe most, scientists believe in god. Though those
facts are hard to beleve sometimes. Via Martian Soil comes a link to this interview with Brother Guy Consolmagno, Curator of Meteorites at the Vatican Observatory.
The whole scientific enterprise really
does coincide well with Christian theology. The whole idea that the
universe is worth studying is a Christian idea. The whole mechanism for
studying the physical universe comes straight out of the whole logic of
the scholastic age. Who was the first geologist? Albert the Great, who
was a monk. Who was the first Chemist? Roger Bacon, who was a monk. Who
was the first guy to come up with spectroscopy? Angelo Secchi, who was
a priest. Who was the guy who invented genetics? Gregor Mendel, who was
a monk. Who was the guy who came up with the Big Bang theory? Georges
Lemaître, who was a priest. There is this long tradition; most
scientists before the 19th century were clerics. Who else had the free
time and the education to gather leads and measure star positions?
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