Catholic Church claims "We developed the scientific method and laws of evidence"

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Catholic Church claims "We developed the scientific method and laws of evidence"

They make this claim but of course don't sight any sources.

www.catholicscomehome.org/epic/Epic_%20proof.pdf  

 

As best I can figure, some medieval scientists happened to be monks and catholic(cause other religions were illegal), so the church takes credit for their work.

I don't know what they mean by 'laws of evidence', Wikipedia has no listing for this. This term just seems to apply to the legal proceeding which are unique to each country.

The scientific method was developed over many centuries and many cultures probably starting with Aristotle. Three Catholics did contribute:

Roger Bacon was a Franciscan monk that contributed to the development. He studied at Oxford, the church prevented him from publishing his own works without their approval.

William of Ockham(Occam's Razor) was also a Franciscan friar that studies at Oxford. He was charged with Heresy at one point and faced possible prison and death at the hands of the church hierarchy. He opposed their ownership of property and accused the pope of heresy for owning so much property. He was excommunicated from the church.

Galileo also contributed and we know his history with the Catholic church.

These seem to be the only Catholics involved with the development of the scientific method.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_scientific_method

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Bacon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_of_Ockham

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_affair

 

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redneF said it best. Any

redneF said it best. Any contributions that the church itself made to our current understanding of existence must be contrasted against everything the church did to impede that progress. When the scales stop swinging, the church hasn't accomplished anything compared to how far it set us back. THAT is the christian church's true legacy.

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 galileo was not sentenced

 galileo was not sentenced by the church but the inquisition which did not act under church authority. Inb fact the pope actually told them not to do that to galileo.


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Anonymousd wrote: galileo

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 galileo was not sentenced by the church but the inquisition which did not act under church authority. Inb fact the pope actually told them not to do that to galileo.

Really?  I confess I don't know all that much about it.  Do you have a source link on this info?

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Watcher wrote:Anonymousd

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Anonymousd wrote:

 galileo was not sentenced by the church but the inquisition which did not act under church authority. Inb fact the pope actually told them not to do that to galileo.

Really?  I confess I don't know all that much about it.  Do you have a source link on this info?

Apparently not. No surprise there, just another theist making bs claims without any knowledge of history.

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Vastet wrote:
Watcher wrote:

Anonymousd wrote:

 galileo was not sentenced by the church but the inquisition which did not act under church authority. Inb fact the pope actually told them not to do that to galileo.

Really?  I confess I don't know all that much about it.  Do you have a source link on this info?

Apparently not. No surprise there, just another theist making bs claims without any knowledge of history.

Part of it might be technically true for lack of civil authority to impose and enforce the sentence. Technically the church did not burn heretics or witches. It just found them guilty.

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What the???????? Laws of Evidence.???????

EXC wrote:

They make this claim but of course don't sight any sources.

www.catholicscomehome.org/epic/Epic_%20proof.pdf  

 

As best I can figure, some medieval scientists happened to be monks and catholic(cause other religions were illegal), so the church takes credit for their work.

I don't know what they mean by 'laws of evidence', Wikipedia has no listing for this. This term just seems to apply to the legal proceeding which are unique to each country.

The scientific method was developed over many centuries and many cultures probably starting with Aristotle. Three Catholics did contribute:

Roger Bacon was a Franciscan monk that contributed to the development. He studied at Oxford, the church prevented him from publishing his own works without their approval.

William of Ockham(Occam's Razor) was also a Franciscan friar that studies at Oxford. He was charged with Heresy at one point and faced possible prison and death at the hands of the church hierarchy. He opposed their ownership of property and accused the pope of heresy for owning so much property. He was excommunicated from the church.

Galileo also contributed and we know his history with the Catholic church.

These seem to be the only Catholics involved with the development of the scientific method.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_scientific_method

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Bacon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_of_Ockham

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_affair

 

I've been thinking about this all day. I finally have to say---What da Hey. I can't even begin to understand what that means. It's a trick to express that they are in charge of whether something is actually evidence or not??????. If that's the case they should be the US Government, that defines it.

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