Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion

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Ronald L. Numbers, Hilldale Professor Emeritus of the History of Science and Medicine Ronald L Numbers
Harvard University Press, 2009 - Religion - 302 pages
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." Each chapter in Galileo Goes to Jail shows how much we have to gain by seeing beyond the myths.

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Like many anthologies, this book was a mixed bag. The debunking of certain myths was very helpful, particularly "Medieval Christians taught that the Earth was flat," "Copernicanism demoted humans from ... Read full review

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Verdict: An illuminating study of the relationship between science and religion. Recommended without reservation for all public and especially academic libraries. Background: Funded by the Templeton ... Read full review

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Ronald L. Numbers is Hilldale Professor Emeritus of the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ronald L. Numbers is Hilldale Professor Emeritus of the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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