Posted: Apr 21, 2019 10:21 am
by Hermit
Pridefel Knowitelz wrote:
Spearthrower wrote:
Pridefel Knowitelz wrote:
A scientifically incompetent atheist. That's fairly normal too. I mean, not as normal as scientifically incompetent theists, but let's not count beans.

Do you think we would be further ahead if it had been atheists who started the scientific tradition?

In the times Keppler, Galileo, Newton, Darwin et. al. were alive all schools were run by religious establishments and no students were atheists. So, considering how the Catholic church persecuted and hounded those scientists, it's a wonder that the scientific revolution happened at all.

The contrast in beliefs between among scientists on one hand and the general public on the other is rather telling in regard to who is driving scientific progress now. From a 2009 Pew Reseach Center survey:

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