Are we at the threshold of a new age where the advances of Science may be ridiculed, hindered and even outlawed?
Supported by the Church through the Dark Ages, Ptolemy’s model helped prevent the advance of astronomy for a millennium.
“Cosmos” (Random House – New Edition – 1980, 2002)
In pointing to the Church’s suppression of the discoveries of astronomers the likes of Copernicus and Galileo, Carl Sagan alluded to an even greater darkness that engulfed humanity during the Dark Ages. By replacing the enlightenment achieved throughout previous millennia with fear and intolerance, medicine, the arts and sciences and any number of advancements were prevented from flourishing by the Inquisition and opposition even by the Protestant Church. It was a time of darkness, not only spiritually but environmentally. The use of medicinal herbs was largely condemned as witchcraft, so that the vast cornucopia of cures now at our disposal were left hidden in earth’s ecosystem for a thousand years. Common people were taught superstition in place of fact. Continue reading