The answer may or may not surprise you, but no, Darwin did not invent the theory of evolution.1 In fact, during the time that Darwin was in the midst of constructing his account of evolution (mid 19th century), one of his contemporaries - Alfred Russel Wallace - was also busy constructing - more or less… Continue reading Did Darwin Invent the Theory of Evolution?
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… Continue reading The Christian Roots of Science – how Modern Science Developed out of a Belief in God
In the greatly enjoyable 2006 comedy Nacho Libre, there is one scene where Esqueleto a small and quite skinny man finds himself in a wrestling ring forced to fight another much bigger and taller man, or be beaten up by him. Just before the events continue, Nacho and Esqueleto engage in the following dialogue: Esqueleto:… Continue reading I don’t Believe in God, I Believe in Science!
When someone is trying to prove a point (usually to do with the physical world), they will often refer to science by saying something along the lines of “it’s been scientifically proven that X is true.” After this is said, supposedly the case is settled unless there is some sort of evidence to the contrary.… Continue reading Is Science Based on Faith?