14th March 2009

“The Church in Alexandria burned the ancient library and murdered the last librarian, Hypatia. Vast numbers of texts were lost – we have no idea about most of them. Ancient science texts that did survive were mainly in places like Baghdad. The early Christian church hated science.”


3 Responses to “14th March 2009”

  1. Bob Says:

    Christians haven’t changed their view on science much in the last 2,000 years (other then when it comes to medicine). Belief and faith substitutes as knowledge for most Christians and nothing (including direct evidence) will change their minds.

  2. Edgar Wing Says:

    Pesky reality! And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for you meddling scientists!

  3. critic Says:

    The most amazing aspect of science hatred and denial by xians is the effort they put into countering scientific evidence with their “reasoned” proofs of the existence of some kind of god. The “fine tuning” argument being the most spectacularly stupid example of which I am aware.

    The most insidious is their insistence on including their silly circular arguments for intelligent design in a science class under a guise of promoting free speech and tolerance of differing opinions – despite the fact that those opinions are not scientific in formulation or expression.