Dialogue of civilizations led to the birth of modern science
Noah Efron, in his a?That Christianity Gave Birth to Modern Sciencea? in Galileo Goes to Jail, asserts that a dialogue of civilizations led to the birth of modern science (p.85). Do you agree? What does the relationship between science and religion in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East tell us about the subsequent history of Modern science and the dialogue of civilizations?
1500 words max.
NOTE: throughout this course i took on science and religion in the modern west, we examined Newton, Einstein, and Darwin extensively, amongst other scientists and eras of theology development/scientific inquiry.
SOURCES TO BE USED:
Texts and readings used in course include the following, which MUST be used primarily in this paper, i would like at least 8 sources to be used:
1) Galileo goes to jail : and other myths about science and religion / edited by Ronald L. Numbers.
Other Authors: Numbers, Ronald L.
2) When science & Christianity meet / edited by David C. Lindberg and Ronald L. Numbers.
Other Authors: Lindberg, David C. | Numbers, Ronald L.
3) The Cambridge companion to science and religion / edited by Peter Harrison.
Other Authors: Harrison, Peter, 1955-
4) Science and religion around the world / edited by John Hedley Brooke and Ronald L. Numbers.
Other Authors: Brooke, John Hedley. | Numbers, Ronald L.
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Galileo. Letter to Madame Christina od Lorraine, in Stillman Drake (ed.), Discoveries and Options od Galileo (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1957), 175-216.
Newton. Newtonas Philosophy of Nature, ed. H.S. Thayer (N.Y.: Hafner CO., 1953), 3-67.
Darwin, Charles. The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, ed. Francis Darwin (N.Y.: Dover Publications, 1958), 5-69 (Chapters 2 and 3).
Einstein, Albert. a?Religion and Sciencea? and a?Science and Religiona?, in Ideas and Opinions (New York: Three Rivers Press, 1982), 36-40, 41-49.
Heisenberg, Werner. a?Fresh Fieldsa? and Positivism, Metaphysics, and Religion,a? in Physics and Beyond (N.Y.: Harper and Row, 1972), 70-81, 205-217.
Hiebert, Erwin, N. a?Modern Physics and Christian Faith,a? in David C. Lindberg and Ronald L. Numbers (eds), God and Nature: Historical Essays on the Encounter between Christianity and Science (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986), 424-447.
Morris, Henry. Scientific Creationism (El Cajon, California: Master Books, 1985), 1-16
Numbers, Ronald L. a?The Creationists,a? in David C. Lindberg and Ronald L Numbers (eds), God and Nature: Historical Essays on the Encounter between Christianily and Science (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986), 391-423.
Huxley, Thomas Henry. a?Science and Religion,a? Builder 18 (1859), 35-36