Rethinking Church and Science from what counts in science.
Early reactions to continental drift theory with comparison of Alfred Wegener's experiences to Darwin's and Galileo's.
Facts on Francesco Redi, his use of controlled experiments with a comparison of Francesco Redi to Galileo Galilei
Biologists of the late nineteenth century rejected Darwin's theory of evolution due to flaws in the original theory. It would be the work of a Roman Catholic monk that helped revive Darwinism.
Gaileo's argument for a sun-centered solar system wasn't as strong as people think. The Copernican model had both practical and theoretical weaknesses.
There are at least 18 common myths about Galileo. How many of these myths do you still believe?
The history of the reflecting telescope doesn't start or end with Isaac Newton. Several scientists proposed designs for reflectors before Newton.
Timeline of Telescopes, Optics and Lens-making.
Popular accounts of the Galileo Affair blindly repeat Galileo's Straw Man. It is worth looking at the 'missing bits' in these accounts.
Was the scientific method really a product of the seventeenth century. Certainly elements of the modern 'scientific method' were being discussed in the universities of medieval Europe.
Timeline of Nicolaus Copernicus including early life and contributions to economics.
Modern science is much more than the sum of the work of great scientists. To better understand modern science one needs to look
at its unsung heroes as well.
Science isn't just a method, but it is a good place to start. Revisiting the scientific method.
Was the "Jesuit's Bark" the first wonder drug? This potent remedy for malaria changed the course of history in Europe, Africa and many other parts of the world.
Discussion of how Osmosis works, why its important, and why Abbe Nollet, its discoverer, is not better known.
Discussion of the church's involvement in the early development of the telescope . Mersenne and Cassegrain telescopes are named after priests for a reason.
There was a real da Vinci code. It is the true story of a conspiracy to censor Pierre Duhem's work, all as a result of Da Vinci's statics texts.
Timeline of Gregor Mendel. Traces early life, and scientific and religious events
Galileo didn't work in a vacuum. His contemporaries laid the foundations of
atomism, founded new disciplines in science and discovered a cure for malaria.
Jesuit (Scheiner, Grienberger and Zucchi) contributions to development of the early telescope.
Most modern telescopes are based on designs from the seventeenth century but not from Galileo and Newton, as many think!