Comments: opinion

Peter Harrison's article is sloppy at best. He completely whitewashes the tension between religion and the Enlightenment and almost claims that Science could only have arisen under Christianity, which I'm sure would surprise a lot of islamic scholars. He's basically using history to attack the like of Dawkins but he is just as partisan as Dawkins is but from the other direction. No one doubts that culture influences science to some degree but claim that because Christianity developed natural law theory and science is based on natural law (which is not the same thing as Christian natural law theory ala Aquinas) ergo Christianity lead to Science is a post hoc logical fallacy.

Posted by etseq at Saturday, 24 August 2013 at 3:21pm BST
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