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Quotes of the Day for 13 February 2001 – Science and Religion

It was on this day in 1533 that Galileo Galilei, then 70 years old, was confined to the residence of the Tuscan ambassador to Rome while the Inquisition inquired into his heresy that the earth orbits the sun. Although he was allowed to reside with the archbishop of Siena in June and return to his home in Florence in December, he spent the remainder of his life under house arrest for asserting a fact of nature. Some thoughts on Science and Religion.

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The quotes:

The natural history of science is the study of the unknown. If you fear it, then you're not going to study it, and you're not going to make any progress.
     - Dr. Michael E. DeBakey

It is a mistake to believe that science consists in nothing but conclusively proved propositions, and it is unjust to demand that it should. It is a demand made by those who feel a craving for authority in some form to replace the religious: catechism by something else, even a scientific one.
     - Sigmund Freud

The conflict of science and religion is fought between the errors of both camps.
     - Jim Elliot

Science and religion no more contradict each other than light and electricity.
     - William Hiram Foulkes


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