Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion
Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion edited by Ronald L. Numbers started out as a fantastic history of science and religion. Mr. Numbers and the authors of each of the myths, debunked a number of myths about the connections of science and religion. Some of the myths, I was aware of as myths, and that they had been proven wrong. It was interesting however to read briefs on them. I actually didn't know, or more likely didn't remember, the myth that Galileo had gone to jail for his beliefs. I really enjoyed reading each little brief, and learning something new about the connection that science and religion has shared.