Hostilities In The Company Of Faith And Science

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When Copernicus and Galileo voiced their observations opposing the Catholic Church, Copernicus and Galileo were labeled as a threat for a couple reasons. For example, Copernicus and Galileo’s observations did not support the Catholic Church’s teachings. Copernicus and Galileo discovered that the sun does not revolve around the Earth but that the Earth revolves around the sun. The Church believed that “Only God knows how he created the universe,” (Gascoigne) so there was no way that Copernicus and Galileo could know that the Earth revolves around the sun. In the Bible it says, “The world also is stablished, and it cannot be moved.” (The Book) This was interpreted by the Church to mean that ...view middle of the document...

Soon after the telephone, movies, radio, and television were invented ( Dosoudil). Then, about two hundred years later, the computer and cell phone were invented which is where technology has come thus far (Dosoudil). Now, because of social media, anyone can connect to people around the world. Furthermore, improved technology has heightened education. As technology has advanced, people have been able to transport and communicate faster and more efficiently. This has led to the opportunity of make schooling and continued education a privilege and eventually a priority in people’s lives. In general, people have been able to understand the world and how it works better. The Internet allows someone to simply type in what they want to know and it pulls up resource upon resource on just a single subject. As one can clearly see, technological advancements have changed society in more ways than one might expect.
Women have had to endure through obstacles throughout history. During the scientific revolution, women were generally unable to receive a formal education and therefore, were very rarely respected for their views. For example, Margret Cavendish, who came from an aristocratic background, participated in many scientific debates, wrote two scientific works, and set a great example of women scientists in France and England (Berdine). Regardless of her accomplishments, Cavendish was denied membership from the Royal Society (Berdine). Another woman, Maria Winkelmann reflected “the obstacles women faced in being accepted in scientific work, which was considered a male preserve,” (Berdine). She was a famous astronomer that was taught by her father and brother and then was able to continue her life in astronomy by marrying Germany’s best astronomer (Berdine). She even discovered a comet, which was one of her original contributions to science (Berdine). Though very qualified, Winkelmann was denied a position at Berlin Academy because of her gender (Berdine). Even today, women still face obstacles in society. Women are expected to be the stereotypical housewife that cleans the house, makes dinner, and takes care of the children which all takes a great amount of energy, both physical and psychological (Common). Many women also receive sexist attitude from men who recognize men to be of greater power and have higher authority because they are males (Common). This makes it harder for women to get higher positions in their...

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