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Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion

Edited by Ronald L. Numbers

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ISBN 9780674057418

Publication: November 2010

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction [Ronald L. Numbers]
  • Myth 1. That the Rise of Christianity Was Responsible for the Demise of Ancient Science [David C. Lindberg]
  • Myth 2. That the Medieval Christian Church Suppressed the Growth of Science [Michael H. Shank]
  • Myth 3. That Medieval Christians Taught That the Earth Was Flat [Lesley B. Cormack]
  • Myth 4. That Medieval Islamic Culture Was Inhospitable to Science [S. Nomanul Haq]
  • Myth 5. That the Medieval Church Prohibited Human Dissection [Katharine Park]
  • Myth 6. That the Copernican System Demoted Humans from the Center of the Cosmos [Dennis R. Danielson]
  • Myth 7. That Giordano Bruno Was the First Martyr of Modern Science [Jole Shackelford]
  • Myth 8. That Galileo Was Imprisoned and Tortured for Advocating Copernicanism [Maurice A. Finocchiaro]
  • Myth 9. That Christianity Gave Birth to Modern Science [Noah Efron]
  • Myth 10. That the Scientific Revolution Liberated Science from Religion [Margaret J. Osler]
  • Myth 11. That Catholics Did Not Contribute to the Scientific Revolution [Lawrence Principe]
  • Myth 12. That René Descartes Originated the Mind-Body Distinction [Peter Harrison]
  • Myth 13. That Isaac Newton’s Mechanistic Cosmology Eliminated the Need for God [Edward Davis]
  • Myth 14. That the Church Denounced Anesthesia in Childbirth on Biblical Grounds [Rennie B. Schoepflin]
  • Myth 15. That the Theory of Organic Evolution Is Based on Circular Reasoning [Nicolaas A. Rupke]
  • Myth 16. That Evolution Destroyed Charles Darwin’s Faith in Christianity—until He Reconverted on His Deathbed [James Moore]
  • Myth 17. That Huxley Defeated Wilberforce in Their Debate over Evolution and Religion [David N. Livingstone]
  • Myth 18. That Darwin Destroyed Natural Theology [Jon H. Roberts]
  • Myth 19. That Darwin and Haeckel Were Complicit in Nazi Biology [Robert J. Richards]
  • Myth 20. That the Scopes Trial Ended in Defeat for Antievolutionism [Edward J. Larson]
  • Myth 21. That Einstein Believed in a Personal God [Matthew Stanley]
  • Myth 22. That Quantum Physics Demonstrated the Doctrine of Free Will [Daniel P. Thurs]
  • Myth 23. That “Intelligent Design” Represents a Scientific Challenge to Evolution [Michael Ruse]
  • Myth 24. That Creationism Is a Uniquely American Phenomenon [Ronald L. Numbers]
  • Myth 25. That Modern Science Has Secularized Western Culture [John Hedley Brooke]
  • Notes
  • List of Contributors
  • Index