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When exactly have Christianity and science coexisted peacefully? The entirety of the Middle Ages were a dark time for science because of the Catholic Church. Then came the Enlightenment (Reason). Then came Darwin and great advances in science.
The birthplace of modern science was medieval Christendom. Historians of science such as Gary Fergren have refuted the "Conflict Thesis" as an explanation between Christianity and Science. The relationship was much more nuanced.
If DaVinci were alive today, I suppose we could ask him what the Catholic Church thought of his little science experiments. I dare say he would tell a different tale than what you have said. Anyway, I won't keep this going.
Capitalism and Religion exist just fine. Capitalist are not inherently opposed to helping the impoverished. They just don't believe that gov't is an effective means to deliver assistance. Private charity is a part of the capitalist model. AKA Faith
Religion is a function of capitalism, but so is science. Media conglomerates have to choose between the two for fill. It's an indicator that TV networks are showing content of cavemen, astrophysics, and evolution as fact now.
Religion has existed outside of free market societies. And Evolutionary theory is still just theory. Even if proven true, it does not negate the possibility of intelligent design behind the beginning of the evolutionary process.
Landmark, you misunderstand the scientific def. of "theory." Evolution is accepted around the world and has been proven over and over. Wherever religion dominates society is where evolution is doubted. And yes---evolution and a Creator can coexist.
I understand the definition fine. Academic consensus is not proof. True scientific fact is an observable fact. Consensus has been overturned many times in the past.
"Academic consensus" is mostly based on the research and experimentation that has already been done. Evolution is an observable fact. It's still happening today. Evolution is here to stay because it's the best explanation for what we see around us.
There is no direct established link of transitional fossils from ape to man. And no observations of the kind have been proven. That doesn't mean it doesn't exist. It just means there are a lot of pieces that seem to fit with many still missing.
I agree there's lots of pieces that do not fit perfectly...that's just the nature of science. Time yields results. The discoveries just in the past 100 years are amazing. Also, science doesn't claim man evolved from apes. Anyway, I won't bother you.
Time yields results...and at times changes to consensus. There was a time when the notion that the universe was expanding was well outside the mainstream.