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The Resource Galileo goes to jail : and other myths about science and religion, edited by Ronald L. Numbers

Galileo goes to jail : and other myths about science and religion, edited by Ronald L. Numbers

Label
Galileo goes to jail : and other myths about science and religion
Title
Galileo goes to jail
Title remainder
and other myths about science and religion
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ronald L. Numbers
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ronald Numbers has recruited the leading scholars in this new history of science to puncture the myths, from Galileo's incarceration to Darwin's deathbed conversion to Einstein's belief in a personal God who "didn't play dice with the universe." The picture of science and religion at each other's throats persists in mainstream media and scholarly journals, but each chapter in Galileo Goes to Jail shows how much we have to gain by seeing beyond the myths. --from publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
215
Index
index present
LC call number
Q126.8
LC item number
.G35 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Numbers, Ronald L
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Scientists
  • Religion and science
  • Religion and state
  • Religion and science
  • Religion and state
  • Science
  • Scientists
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Religion
  • Vetenskap
  • Religion och vetenskap
  • Kristendom och vetenskap
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Religion
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Religion
Label
Galileo goes to jail : and other myths about science and religion, edited by Ronald L. Numbers
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0828/2008041250.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • That the medieval church prohibited human dissection
  • Katharine Park
  • That Copernicanism demoted humans from the center of the cosmos
  • Dennis R. Danielson
  • That Giordano Bruno was the first martyr of modern science
  • Jole Shackelford
  • That Galileo was imprisoned and tortured for advocating Copernicanism
  • Maurice A. Finocchiaro
  • That Christianity gave birth to modern science
  • Noah J. Efron
  • That the rise of Christianity was responsible for the demise of ancient science
  • That the scienfitic revolution liberated science from religion
  • Margaret J. Osler
  • That Catholics did not contribute to the scientific revolution
  • Lawrence M. Principe
  • That René Descartes originated the mind-body distinction
  • Peter Harrison
  • That Isaac Newton's mechanistic cosmology eliminated the need for God
  • Edward B. Davis
  • That the church denounced anesthesia in childbirth on biblical grounds
  • Rennie B. Schoepflin
  • David C. Lindberg
  • That the theory of organic evolution is based on circular reasoning
  • Nicolaas A. Rupke
  • That evolution destroyed Darwin's faith in Christianity : until he reconverted on his deathbed
  • James Moore
  • That Huxley defeated Wilberforce in their debate over evolution and religion
  • David N. Livingstone
  • That Darwin destroyed natural theology
  • Jon H. Roberts
  • That Darwin and Haeckel were complicit in Nazi biology
  • Robert J. Richards
  • That the medieval Christian church suppressed the growth of science
  • That the Scopes trial ended in defeat for antievolutionism
  • Edward J. Larson
  • That Einstein believed in a personal God
  • Matthew Stanley
  • That Quantum physics demonstrated the doctrine of free will
  • Daniel Patrick Thurs
  • That "intelligent design" represents a scientific challenge to evolution
  • Michael Ruse
  • That creationism is a uniquely American phenomenon
  • Ronald L. Numbers
  • Michael H. Shank
  • That modern science has secularized Western culture
  • John Hedley Brooke
  • That medieval Christians taught that the earth was flat
  • Lesley B. Cormack
  • That medieval Islamic culture was inhospitable to science
  • Syed Nomanul Haq
Control code
ocn256767528
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 302 p.
Isbn
9780674033276
Lccn
2008041250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o256767528
  • (OCoLC)256767528
Label
Galileo goes to jail : and other myths about science and religion, edited by Ronald L. Numbers
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0828/2008041250.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • That the medieval church prohibited human dissection
  • Katharine Park
  • That Copernicanism demoted humans from the center of the cosmos
  • Dennis R. Danielson
  • That Giordano Bruno was the first martyr of modern science
  • Jole Shackelford
  • That Galileo was imprisoned and tortured for advocating Copernicanism
  • Maurice A. Finocchiaro
  • That Christianity gave birth to modern science
  • Noah J. Efron
  • That the rise of Christianity was responsible for the demise of ancient science
  • That the scienfitic revolution liberated science from religion
  • Margaret J. Osler
  • That Catholics did not contribute to the scientific revolution
  • Lawrence M. Principe
  • That René Descartes originated the mind-body distinction
  • Peter Harrison
  • That Isaac Newton's mechanistic cosmology eliminated the need for God
  • Edward B. Davis
  • That the church denounced anesthesia in childbirth on biblical grounds
  • Rennie B. Schoepflin
  • David C. Lindberg
  • That the theory of organic evolution is based on circular reasoning
  • Nicolaas A. Rupke
  • That evolution destroyed Darwin's faith in Christianity : until he reconverted on his deathbed
  • James Moore
  • That Huxley defeated Wilberforce in their debate over evolution and religion
  • David N. Livingstone
  • That Darwin destroyed natural theology
  • Jon H. Roberts
  • That Darwin and Haeckel were complicit in Nazi biology
  • Robert J. Richards
  • That the medieval Christian church suppressed the growth of science
  • That the Scopes trial ended in defeat for antievolutionism
  • Edward J. Larson
  • That Einstein believed in a personal God
  • Matthew Stanley
  • That Quantum physics demonstrated the doctrine of free will
  • Daniel Patrick Thurs
  • That "intelligent design" represents a scientific challenge to evolution
  • Michael Ruse
  • That creationism is a uniquely American phenomenon
  • Ronald L. Numbers
  • Michael H. Shank
  • That modern science has secularized Western culture
  • John Hedley Brooke
  • That medieval Christians taught that the earth was flat
  • Lesley B. Cormack
  • That medieval Islamic culture was inhospitable to science
  • Syed Nomanul Haq
Control code
ocn256767528
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 302 p.
Isbn
9780674033276
Lccn
2008041250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o256767528
  • (OCoLC)256767528

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