Here is a myth that comes not from the past but from the future.
The medieval idea of burning people because of their religious beliefs is horrific, but it only adds to the tragedy to say Bruno’s death illustrates the warfare between faith and science.
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.
Professor Jerry Coyne, for one, says that HarperCollins, publisher of Michael Behe’s forthcoming book, “should be ashamed at [sic] itself for publishing the biology equivalent of flat-Earthism.”
While Dr. Keas’s book is not directed against belief in extraterrestrials, it does cast a new light on ETs that may make skeptics and believers alike think again.