He lived out his life at his comfortable rural estate, Villa Il Gioiello, on the hillside outskirts of Florence.
There’s plenty here for both scientists and theologians to learn — as well as anyone who thinks Galileo shows the Church was at war against science.
To advance the false conception that science is always in conflict with religious tradition, some influential scientists and science popularizers tell us stories about the past and the present.
The point of Dr. Keas’s book is historical but also very timely: Scientists who challenge materialism today face discrimination as heretics that squelches their research and teaching.
A biologist in our network worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard. He recounted how about a quarter of the postdocs he encountered were at least sympathetic to design arguments.