Re: [asa] science martyrs

From: Michael Roberts <michael.andrea.r@ukonline.co.uk>
Date: Sun Mar 01 2009 - 08:39:30 EST

The only one I can think of is Daniel Wonderly who was forced out of his job at Cedarville College in about 1970 because he held and taught old earth geology.
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  From: Marcio Pie
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  Sent: Sunday, March 01, 2009 1:21 PM
  Subject: [asa] science martyrs

  Hi there,

   

  I got a simple question: what are the well-established cases of science martyrs? By that I mean cases of scientists (or, more appropriately, natural philosophers) that experienced persecution *because* of their scientific beliefs.

   

  There is the commonly cited but mistaken case of Galileo, which is part of scientific pop culture, but has been regarded as a myth by people like Ron Numbers. Also, I just learned that Giordano Bruno was not condemned because of his scientific views, as commonly stated, but rather due to his theological views on the trinity.

   

  So, is there any example of someone that was really persecuted (or martyrized) because of his/her scientific views?

   

  Marcio

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