The Catholic Church is the largest patron of science in history, having historically supported astronomy, research in mathematics and physics, the dev...

The Catholic Church is the largest patron of science in history, having historically supported astronomy, research in mathematics and physics, the development of medicine, has accomplished grand feats of engineering and architecture, and also helped lay the groundwork for the scientific method in universities it established. Understanding God's creation is a way to better understand God.

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    the unironic religion protagonists of history

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous
  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    And they killed anyone that got too far. Being forced to work in the confines of platonism massively held back research.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      The Catholic Church isn't Platonist.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      No Church is Platonist. You've been memed, just like a discord troony.

      The Catholic Church isn't Platonist.

      Neither are Orthodox, for that matter. They pronounce Anathemas on Platonists in the Synodikon, which has been around since the medieval era, I think.

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    How come Catholicism has been in notable controversies surrounding astronomy like with Copernicus and Galileo but never with evolution? You'd think there'd be an even bigger controversy with that but even when Darwin was first making his ideas known there was never any real opposition from Catholic leaders and none of his writings ever ended up on the Index as opposed to those published by astronomers like Galileo. Why?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Time. By Darwin's time the catholic church had lost much of its power.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        But the modern Catholic Church has practically made theistic evolution its official position. Historically it seems the theory was not just tolerated but openly embraced by the Catholic religion, as opposed to heliocentrism.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Vatican I was anti-evolution but then there was a revolution in Rome which severely limited the power of Pope Pius IX and future popes until Mussolini.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Because most advancements in biology in the 19th century were done by Protestants in Germany or England. Yes there are major exceptions like Mendel (whose work was burned after his death, it was a pure fluke that some of work on genetics survived in Vienna) but for the most part the Catholic Church had no ability to suppress evolution.

            >While the conflict thesis remains popular in atheistic and anti-religious circles, it has lost favor among most contemporary historians of science.[22][23][24]Most contemporary historians of science agree that the Galileo affair is an exception, with the relationship between science and Christianity, and have corrected numerous false interpretations of the affair.[25][26][27][28]

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Honestly theistic evolution sounds like a more balanced blend of science and spirituality that I can get behind.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            God, I hate you moronic monkeys so much.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >But the modern Catholic Church has practically made theistic evolution its official position
          No they don't. Belief in a literal Adam is a de fide requirement. Catholics are free to believe that the process of creation took 6 days or a far longer time span.
          And they do it for money.
          >Sure we believe in the bible. Come join and pay.
          >Nonono catholicism is in line with modern science. Stay a paying member please.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because most advancements in biology in the 19th century were done by Protestants in Germany or England. Yes there are major exceptions like Mendel (whose work was burned after his death, it was a pure fluke that some of work on genetics survived in Vienna) but for the most part the Catholic Church had no ability to suppress evolution.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/galileo-reconsidered-7931973/

      >Not that modern scholars give much credence to the traditional science-vs.-religion interpretation of the trial. Most Galilean researchers today agree that politics played a much bigger role than religious closed-mindedness, but there is spirited disagreement about the specifics. Some think the pope was angry at being parodied by Galileo's character Simplicius in Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems. Other scholars have suggested that church leaders felt Galileo had tricked them into granting him a license to write the book by not revealing its Copernican leanings. But "Salusbury's explanation is kind of refreshingly new," Wilding says.

      >It goes like this: In the middle of the Thirty Years' War between the Holy Roman Empire and almost every major power in Europe, tensions were high between Tuscany and Rome. The Tuscan Duke of Medici had refused to aid Rome in its war efforts against France. Pope Urban VIII decided to punish the Duke by arresting the Duke's personal friend, Galileo.

      Galileo was unfortunately trapped by politics of the times. James Watson lost all his titles for going against the grain on the question of human-biodiversity. Nothing is new under the Sun.

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    In terms of money thrown at academics and engineers that might very well be true. In terms of doctrines and the persecution of heresy it is most certainly not.
    If I give billions to academics but throw the academics I don't like in jail, then I might be a patron of academia but certainly not a supporter of academic freedom.

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    the pro-science of catholocism explains why the pope promotes the troony agenda. Anti-science chuds btfo yet again

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      troonyism is anti-science.

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