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The Church, The Dark Ages, Chemistry and Vitalism

You remember watching the old movies where religious figureheads crown kings? This is what actually occurred. The Church, behaving in a manner contrary to the early teachings of Christianity, acted as a kind of consort of kings, gaining great power and bringing in the Dark Ages. The effects were much more far-reaching than most of us realize, even changing the thinking of scientists. That changed thinking, believe it or not, goes on still.

That's why I wrote an article -- a science article, not a religious one at heart -- on the effect religion has had on astronomers, chemists, and others. You might enjoy it if you have a technical mind: Organic Compounds, Life, and Vitalism . If you do read it, please let me know what you think. I am interested in your opinion. Science is near and dear to me, but it is most decidedly not without its flaws.

Image Credit » Alchemist by Joseph Wright (cropped) - PD Wikimedia Commons

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maxeen wrote on February 21, 2015, 8:58 AM

it does look interesting. I am in demand in the kitchen just now but will return to have a read later..

VinceSummers wrote on February 21, 2015, 9:09 AM

In the kitchen... would you make me something good, please? Hm? I haven't eaten breakfast yet. Just coffee. I'm not picky...

maxeen wrote on February 21, 2015, 12:11 PM

Just a massive French Baguette,all salady with cheeses of every kind topped with lots of garlic crunch. Always a welcome..

VinceSummers wrote on February 21, 2015, 1:12 PM

Flying over. Eh. No. I'm not a plane kind of guy. Can you mail it out?

cmoneyspinner wrote on February 21, 2015, 1:49 PM

Clicked on the link you supplied. Got an error message. It says the article is missing. Did you change your link??

maxeen wrote on February 21, 2015, 1:52 PM

I also couldn't find it!

maxeen wrote on February 21, 2015, 1:55 PM

You shouldn't have left in the first place!!Too many drones from your part these days-dodgy!!

VinceSummers wrote on February 21, 2015, 1:57 PM

Weird! OK. It's fixed. Check it out, please. I really appreciate it.

VinceSummers wrote on February 21, 2015, 1:58 PM

It's now fixed. Weird! It works. Please do check out. Thanks.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 21, 2015, 8:36 PM

I read your article and find it quite complex. Your ability to get into the mind set of the Dark Ages of science and religion and that thing you call Vitalism is very deep.

iwrite28 wrote on May 1, 2015, 2:34 AM

I had read that Darwin actually did not publish Origin of Species for either 20 or 40 years fearing the Church.

VinceSummers wrote on May 1, 2015, 7:49 AM

I don't know about that, but to be honest, the whole thing was a comedy of errors. The church of the time was altogether wrong in their ideas concerning creation and Darwin was wrong about his ideas concerning evolution. Neither "side" was correct in its perspective.