No, we are discussing who invented modern science. The Greeks may have invented science, but not modern science. You do know there is a difference right?
Aside from the times when the science was done, no, the way science has been done has been remarkably consistent throughout history. Nevertheless there is one key difference I should emphasize is that science as we do it today is essentially atheistic in that no divine revelation is appealed to as a source of information. It is of course nonsense to credit Christianity for that!
Yes, only Christians came up with an ongoing, self correcting, systematic study of nature. Which is what modern science is.
Even if it's true that Christians came up with modern science it's still irrelevant to Christianity
getting that credit. I'm not disputing the contributions Christians have made to science but the contributions the Christian faith has made to science.
By the way, 20 percent of Nobel laureates have been Jewish. The way you judge credit for science, I'd say that Judaism should be credited for modern science!
I said a few really smart Greeks did, but not Greek society as a whole. That is why they were not able to set up the foundations of modern science.
Actually, the science practiced by many Christians has its roots in Greek philosophy and mathematics as well as Greek science. So rather than credit Christianity for what those Christians have done, we should credit the thinking of the Hellenistic Greeks.
Sorry, I had the wrong verse. It should be 33:20. You said you wanted to know where the Bible teaches the existence of natural laws.
Here's what Jeremiah 33:20 says:
Thus saith the Lord; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season...
I don't get it; what does this passage have to do with natural law?
K, what does that prove?
Yes, but not to discover what those celestial bodies are and where they are and how they move. And test their predictions about these things. Only Christians did this.
Yes, some Christians like Copernicus, Kepler and Galileo made some important discoveries about the planets. But your fallacy is to then claim that Christianity
made that possible. Actually, the cosmology in both Old and New Testaments is full of errors not the least of which is the "firmament," a mythical ocean in the sky not to mention that stars can fall from the sky.
Really? You must be omniscient! But you are right it is primarily religion so it is not part of scientific inquiry so it is irrelevant to our discussion.
Then don't cite anything that is irrelevant.
He was talking about religious principles not science or nature, so it is irrelevant to our discussion.
Any kind of angry, abusive language or activity has no part in scientific thinking and discovery.