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Christianity Helped Give Birth to Science: 8 Quick Points

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1) Christianity played a crucial role in preserving the intellectual traditions of the classical world, especially Greek natural philosophy. In the Latin West, Benedict of Nursia ensured that monasteries would combine physical labour with study. Muslims probably gained many texts from Nestorian Christians.

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Is Theism Meaningless Wordplay? A Reply to the Courtier’s Reply

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PZ Myers responds to the learned criticisms of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion with a parable:  ‘The Courtier’s Reply’ It refers to an episode that takes place after the events narrated in  ‘the Emperor’s New Clothes’:  the fable in which a young boy embarrasses an Emperor who dresses in magical clothes made from an invisible fabric.

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