A very quick post ,it has been suggested that Christians are by the very fact they belive in Jesus Christs death and resurrection must be unscientific or ignorant .Also that christianity has caused more damage than good and christians just condescending do gooders .
However nothing is further from the truth ,it has been suggested that the reason that western science was responsible for most major developmentsin science e is that monotheism by its nature suggests an ordered universe with constant laws which can be discovered.It is seen as the reason for the many contributions by Jewish ,muslim and christian scholars and scientists in sciences and mathematics .
Here then is a list of the most famous Christians in the sciences. Every branch of Science was built on foundations laid in the monasteries and it was also within those monasteries that the important works of antiquity where presevered.The list below is a tiny fraction of the christians responsible for the foundation of science and of its development
Roger Bacon ,ironically it’s often Bacon’s recommendations for scientific inquiry that are used to support the idea that christians are incapable of logical thought
William of Ockham
The Franciscan friar responsible for the theory now known as Ockhams razor,
Andreas Vesalius (author of the de Fabrica )
Marin Mersenne ,monk
Isaac Newton, ,Newton wrote more on theology than on science and mathematics
James P Joule
It is also almost exclusivily Christian reformers who were responsible for the aboliton of Slavery ,the recognition that human beings have certain rights,decent working conditions etc
Christians and Human rights
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Pope Gregory XVI ,, responsible for writing an official condemnation of it by Catholic church
Defenders of native people s against European incursions
Bartolome de las Casas
Indeed many Jesuits were active in defence of native Peoples.
The Church was responsible for educating the poor and christians active in founding schools universities and colleges.
Church men were by far the most represented group on the Royal Society until the mid Victorian era.Monks ,Priests and other clergymen were until fairly recently the only well-educated men free to spend time thinking ,writing and experimenting.