Choosing Science as a Career: Must It Jeopardize One's Christian Faith?
Section 1: Introduction
The search for Truth using human reason and scientific methods had its real beginnings in
the 16th century. Sooner or later, this kind of search, one that encouraged raising doubts
about established beliefs, was bound to come into conflict with a Faith based entirely
upon theological dogma and revelation. It took some time before they could be seen as
complementary, but that is the premise behind this presentation: science and religious
faith are complementary. Although early Greek philosopher-scientists like Aristarchus
taught that the earth was spherical, common belief and Christian dogma in medieval
times held that the earth was the center of the universe and the sun and stars revolved
around it. There could be no doubt that mankind was the focus of God's attention. If one
could poke his head through the vault of the sky, God's machinery would be revealed.
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