Today’s featured entry from the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science pages:
“Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion” (CLICK HERE for it)
This 2009 book, edited by Ronald Numbers, urges that “if we want nonscientists and opinion-makers in the press, the lab, and the pulpit to take a fresh look at the relationship between science and religion… we must first dispense with the hoary myths that have masqueraded too long as historical truths….” (CLICK HERE to continue).
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