Friday, June 03, 2016

Alvin Plantinga on Science and Christianity

"Modern western empirical science originated and flourished in the bosom of Christian theism and originated nowhere else...The fact is it was Christian Europe that fostered, promoted, and nourished modern science.  All the great names of early western science, furthermore, Nicholas Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Issac Newton, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, Roger Cotes and many others-all were serious believers in God.  Indeed the twentieth-century physicist C.F. von Weizacker goes so far as to say, 'In this sense, I call modern science a legacy of Christianity.'"1

Courage and Godspeed,

1. As quoted by Mary Poplin in Is Reality Secular?, p. 54-55.

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