Galileo tyrmässä ja muita myyttejä tieteestä ja uskonnosta

Galileo tyrm ss ja muita myyttej tieteest ja uskonnosta L nsimaiseen mielenmaisemaan kuuluu olennaisena tekij n ajatus uskonnon ja tieteen syv st ristiriidasta T t ajatusta tuetaan usein erilaisilla kertomuksilla joiden todellisuuspohja on kuitenkin kysee

  • Title: Galileo tyrmässä ja muita myyttejä tieteestä ja uskonnosta
  • Author: Ronald L. Numbers
  • ISBN: 9789522882059
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback
  • L nsimaiseen mielenmaisemaan kuuluu olennaisena tekij n ajatus uskonnon ja tieteen syv st ristiriidasta T t ajatusta tuetaan usein erilaisilla kertomuksilla, joiden todellisuuspohja on kuitenkin kyseenalainen T ss kirjassa omien alojensa asiantuntijat tarkastelevat kahtakymment viitt tyypillisint myytti uskonnon ja tieteellisen maailmankuvan suhteesta Onko kirkkoL nsimaiseen mielenmaisemaan kuuluu olennaisena tekij n ajatus uskonnon ja tieteen syv st ristiriidasta T t ajatusta tuetaan usein erilaisilla kertomuksilla, joiden todellisuuspohja on kuitenkin kyseenalainen T ss kirjassa omien alojensa asiantuntijat tarkastelevat kahtakymment viitt tyypillisint myytti uskonnon ja tieteellisen maailmankuvan suhteesta Onko kirkko vastustanut johdonmukaisesti tieteen kehityst Opettiko kirkko, ett on maa on litte Onko tieteen kehitys osoittanut, ettei Jumalaa ole olemassa

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    1. Myth is a strong word that requires a certain amount of demystification before seeing how it applies to the subtitle of this commendable collection. As a literary form, a myth is a sort of cosmic story. To be much more specific than that simply indicates what sort of myth one would be talking about. So taken, what truth one might find in a myth lies behind the story, and that truth ought to be genuinely profound. Conventionally the idea of myth tends to weigh more on the aspect of something bein [...]

    2. Like most books that are collections of academic papers Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths About Science and Religion has papers of varying levels of quality. Unlike some other collections of academic papers, the quality papers (which are quite good) outweigh the bad papers (which aren't all bad, but don't accomplish the goal of rebutting their particular “myth”). Part of the strength of the collection comes from the book aiming at a unified target: the “conflict” thesis that permeates [...]

    3. It’s pretty commonly understood that science and religion never really got along and have been at each other’s throats for centuries. Or at least that’s what convention would have us think. Ronald L. Numbers thinks differently and this book Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion aims to “prove” otherwise.While this isn’t the most scholarly researched book, Numbers does do a fair amount of research on each of these myths that he tries to disprove and used a go [...]

    4. 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 the center of the cosmos," and "Descartes originated the mind-body distinction." The book may be worth a gander for those chapters alone. The more the writers got into twentieth- and twenty-first century live wire issues, though, the less helpful I found it. The Intelligent Design chapter, for inst [...]

    5. Καλό. Ἀνασκευάζει «μύθους» ὅλων τῶν πλευρῶν· «μύθους», σὲ κάποιους ἀπὸ τοὺς ὁποίους ὅλοι μας ἔχουμε ἐθισθεῖ.(Διότι ἡ στενομυαλιά, ὅπως ἀπὸ τὴν ἄλλη καὶ τὸ εὐρὺ πνεῦμα, συναντᾶται σὲ ὅλους τοὺς χώρους, σὲ ὅλες τὶς ἰδεολογίες, σὲ ὅλες τὶς κοινωνίες)

    6. In the second half of the nineteenth century, Andrew Dickson White and John William Draper wrongly proposed that science and religion exist in a perpetual state of conflict. (One is reminded of Stephen Gould’s famous demarcation between science and religion as two non-overlapping magisterium.) Historians and scientists who adopted the White-Draper thesis consequently misread several famous episodes in western history in their attempt to confirm the thesis. Although White and Draper’s credibi [...]

    7. The best part about this book is that it consists of interesting short chapters. The worst part is that is consists of short interesting chapters.'Galileo Goes to Jail' tries to provide a contribution to the discussion of Science and Religion by addressing several myths, as the authors call them.This opening sounds more negative than I mean it, as this book does deliver an exceptional overview of the subject at hand. Furthermore, a lot of notes at the end give the reader the opportunity to delve [...]

    8. This book includes a series of essays, each of which discusses a myth about science and religion. The information within this book is rather valuable, and I am very happy that I have read the book. The actual essays are mixed in multiple levels. With many authors from different backgrounds, the essays are not equivalent in terms of readability, philosophy, or science. Some authors write in a way that appears impartial, while others seem to take their subject personally. Then, some of the myths a [...]

    9. Pääosin mainiota keskustelua erilaisista uskomuksista liittyen uskonnon ja tieteen "kaksintaisteluun". Erillisisissä artikkeleissa käsitellään Giordano Brunoa, Galileita, Darwinia ja monia muita tuttuja nimiä luonnontieteiden historiasta aina kvanttimekaniikkaan asti. Mitään erityisen mullistavaa kirjassa ei ole, mutta en tietenkään kaikkea aiheista tiennyt etukäteen. Käännös oli kehno, mutta hyvä että oli kuitenkin tehty.

    10. Fairly debunks myths about Catholic Church being anti-science. It is actually pro-science. The Galileo part is good to know because people think he was tortured or executed for his beliefs. He was not. It was not really what he believed but how he went about publishing his work. He was under house arrest and apparently lived a cushy existence.

    11. Just an amazing read. In one sense, there are 25 (26 if you count the Introduction by Ronald Numbers) different essays worthy of careful reading and reflection. The end notes are a goldmine that allow you to do further reading and research, if you want to, on any of the topics.

    12. This book is a compilation of articles by a variety of scholars, ranging from athiests to evangelicals to Muslims, who are trying to debunk what they consider to be myths about the conflict between science and religion.The namesake myth pertains to the trial of Galileo on account of his correct belief in a heliocentric cosmology. The relevant article concedes that Galileo did go to trial and spent the rest of his life under house arrest. However, it debunks the myth that the church was anti-scie [...]

    13. This book is a collection of essays on various misconceptions in science and religion. The book has no discernible agenda -- it presents roughly as many difficulties with science-friendly myths as with religion-friendly myths. The collection of authors who contributed to the volume span the range from agnostic to practicing Catholic and mainline Protestant, also two evangelicals, one Islamic scholar and one Buddhist.Some of the more interesting essays include:1. "That Medieval Christians taught [...]

    14. This collection of essays that debunk commonly accepted issues that lie on the ground where science and religion overlap varies in quality but on the whole is very enlightening. The best ones are the one on Galileo and the one in Intelligent Design (it gets spanked by Michael Ruse).

    15. This is an essential read for anybody who engages in public discussion of the Western sciences. A collection of knowledgeable authors, both secular and religious, dispel 25 myths frequently heard in such discussions. The questions are arranged in historical order of the subjects, from the oldest to the most recent. Topics include the myths that Medieval Christianity suppressed the growth of the sciences (medieval clerics were quite active in natural studies,) that Medieval Christians thought the [...]

    16. I was really enjoying this book - a collection of essays by historians of science on the myths that permeate the discussion of science & religion from both sides - but it had to go back to the library as someone else had requested it. So, I requested it back and will finish it later this year.The book seems extremely well balanced - the variety of authors means that a wide diversity of viewpoints is represented. What they all pretty much agree on is that the "war twixt science & religion [...]

    17. Before science and religion can engage in a meaningful dialogue, author Ronald Numbers suggests that several myths (used in this book to mean falsehoods) should be disregarded. The book actually is a collection of essays that Numbers has collected from leading scientists and scholars.The first three myths have to do with the early Christian church and science (which were not at loggerheads); the fourth myth details medieval Islamic culture and its contribution to scientific achievement. The fift [...]

    18. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the relationship between science & religion since the period just prior to the Scientific Revolution. As with other anthologies some articles are weaker than others, but their general brevity make them ideal for use in the classroom. I have assigned some in my own course on the history of science and technology as a way to reinforce some of my main themes, namely that scientific developments did not necessarily lead to greater secularism (o [...]

    19. Mustering heavy firepower against a variety of sweeping straw men, this collection of essays makes my usual point that history is never as simple as ""the Catholic Church hated science."" Anglican parsons collected fossils, Jesuits had astronomical observatories in China, Darwin did not recant on his deathbed, the Scopes trial was not as depicted in _Inherit the Wind_ and generally, the best way to move science ahead is for an institution (benevolent or otherwise) to connect diverse smart people [...]

    20. I had trouble with some of the earlier chapters in that claiming that the Roman Catholic church didn't "torture" Galileo for his scientific accomplishments seemed to be splitting hairs. Still, a very enlightening book. Fair warning though that the chapter on the spread of Scientific Creationism just about buried me emotionally. For truly there are modern Crusaders and they want to rule us all so that we bow under the yoke of their God.

    21. Interesting collection of essays on the topic. Refreshing in that it neither attacks nor endorses sides of the given issues that it addresses. Eye-opening in that it reveals how popular myth turns into science if it is repeated often enough. Amazing how many "truths" I learned during my education.

    22. Anyone interested in science/religion issues will find this volume both interesting and useful. Although in some cases adddressing interpretive controversies, for the most part the 25 short essays bring to bear on their subjects the latest findings by scholars in the field. Although published by a university press, the book is addressed to a non-academic audience and is very readable.

    23. A long-needed book. I have seen some refutations of myths included in this book in other places, but never before have I found a compilation. A classical example is how mistruths become accepted and propogated.

    24. Some essays better than others, but none of them bad only some don't exactly debunk the myth for which they are titled. Recommended for anyone who is remotely interested in the history of science--- a fun easy read to pick up from time to time since all 25 essays are under 3000 words.

    25. There are a lot of interesting myths out there regarding science and religion. I was most surprised to find that the "clockwork universe" was not a concept that Isaac Newton penned. He held no such belief of God as an absent clockmaker.

    26. A wonderful, fast read. A quick reference too, and helpful in line with my interest in apologetics. This makes a nice companion to another book of essays, Jonah Goldberg's "The Tyranny of Cliches".

    27. Vaihteleva kokoelma "myyttien kumoamista". Osa esseistä asiallisia ja oivaltavia, osa tyhjää jauhavia tai tarkoituksellisen sensaatiohakuisia.

    28. all sorts of interesting research into scientific myths. the articles are short and digestible. good travel/commuter reading. thought provoking and accessible.

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