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Jeynes, Christopher (2002) Science and Creation UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

This is an abridgement of S.L.Jaki, "Science and Creation, from eternal cycles to an oscillating universe" (Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, 1974: 367pp, 14 chapters). Why is it that in all recorded history, modern science with all its technical success and mastery has arisen only in Europe? Science was stillborn in civilisations that thought of time as infinite in extent and cyclic in effect. Only in Europe, under the strong philosophical influence of Christianity, was time thought of as finite in extent and progressive in effect. The primary requirement for a scientific attitude to take hold is for there to be underlying presumptions that God is rational and that people matter. This essay attempts a summary of Stanley Jaki’s book, mostly in Jaki’s own words.

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Jeynes, Christopherc.jeynes@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 April 2002
Uncontrolled Keywords : History of science, Philosophy, Theology
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 Aug 2017 07:31
Last Modified : 16 Aug 2017 10:30
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/795192

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