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Christianity Contributions: Science employed (Part 4)

As we close out this month’s blogs on the benefits that Christianity brought to the world in terms of scientific advancement, let’s focus on chemistry and medicine.  Some of the great contributors in these fields are well known to us; others are unfamiliar.  All of them were Christian. Robert Boyle’s (1627-1691) work in chemistry earned him [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Science employed (Part 3)

Continuing our focus on how Christianity changed the world with the Gospel and with culture, we examine the famous scientists who were Christian.  Rather than having an antagonistic attitude toward scientific discovery because of their faith, these Christians sought to understand the orderly creation that God had made.  Let’s examine astronomy and physics as two [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Science employed (Part 2)

Scientific study flourished because of Christianity.  Rather than being an obstacle, the Church had great thinkers who advanced science.  Here are a few. When trying to solve a problem, William Occam (1280-1349) believed that we should choose the explanation with the fewest assumptions. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) developed the scientific method.  This used inductive reasoning, or [&hellip

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