15 May 2005

3 - Galileo's Dilemma: Science and Religion

From The E=mc2 Lectures, 9:11 am on 15 May 2005

John Stenhouse, Department of History, Otago University, shows why the 'science versus religion' interpretation doesn't adequately explains either the Galileo affair, or the general historical relationship between science and Christianity. Taking listeners from seventeenth century Italy to the Darwinian debates in modern NZ, he illuminates a far richer, more complex and more interesting past. Along the way, he challenges certain popular modern myths and legends.