The Christian Roots of Science – how Modern Science Developed out of a Belief in God

Here is a thought provoking post we came across today that is worth a read.

Evidence and Faith

Ancient Greek

When it comes to talking about the development of science as we know it in the West, the standard pop level narrative usually goes:

‘From the time of the Ancient Greeks, figures such as Aristotle were the fathers of science, and then unfortunately the Roman Catholic Church came into power during the Middle Ages/Medieval period (5th cent to around 15th cent) and during this 1000-year period, science was stagnated, that is, until science finally broke free from its religious roots in the early modern period i.e. the scientific revolution from the 16th century onwards. At this point modern science developed rapidly (finally) due to the fact that scientists were no longer religiously constrained as they once were.’

This is more or less a brief summary of what I would say the average person – who might not yet have done much research -would concede regarding the origins…

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2 comments

  1. Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty, Dr. Morris Kline (1980), Dr. Kline demonstrates the pathway of science which sought to over and over again prove the existence of God. The belief system was there as all the laws and properties of science was an orderly process. This flourished until quantum physical and other mats illustrated laws that bucked past principles of science. Hence, the loss of certainty. You provided an excellent post and one worth reading and contemplating.

    1. Thanks for your thoughts. Science has its limits and is not competent to pass judgment on the existence of God. Too many folks these days value science too highly and do not see its limitations. An excessively materialistic view is much like tunnel vision – one misses so much.

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