On May 6, 4:06 pm, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > Newton, Boyle, Tyndall, Descarte, Laplace, > Kepler,...none of them were from the universities, which were dominated by > theology.
All of them were still theological thinkers though, as were Bacon, Copernicus, Paracelsus, the Islamic alchemists, etc. If anything, they were more personally committed to theology than the political bureaucracies that had been built up through the church. > There are Christian parties, Zionist parties, and Muslim parties and Tea > parties, but > there is no science party. So it's pretty clear who is interested in power > and who in > knowledge. I wouldn't say that science is apolitical. Just as the church has traditionally served as a cheerleader for war, academic science now typically serves to advocate the agendas of the military industrial complex and big business. Scientific authority is a political instrument precisely because it is assumed to be apolitical, just as theological authority was supposed to be. Craig -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.