Those who have magnified more recent controversies about the relations of science and religion, and who have projected them back into historical time, simply perpetuate a historical myth. The myth of a perennial conflict between science and religion is one to which no historian of science would subscribe.
The entire article is well worth the read. This is some of the same ideas expressed in The Language of Science and Faith.
one of the more interesting aspects of this is the role religion played in advancing science — not that we do it any more, what with whole sects of fundamentalists created on the idea of science is the devil.
anyway, unless you are a loon on the run in south korea, give it a read.
- The BBC and the History of Science: Light and Shadows. (thonyc.wordpress.com)