In a comment to a prior post Seversky writes:
Materialism has given us all the science and technology that we now take for granted.
*Palm slaps forehead*
This statement is demonstrably false. And that demonstration is readily available to anyone with the slightest curiosity about the subject.
Here is a little primer on the subject published in the LA Times today:
The myth of the eternal war between science and religion – Robert Barron – Nov. 12, 2015
Excerpt: But this myth is so much nonsense. Leaving aside the complexities of the Galileo story, we can see that the vast majority of the founding figures of modern science — Copernicus, Newton, Kepler, Descartes, Pascal, Tycho Brahe — were devoutly religious. More to the point, two of the most important physicists of the 19th century — Faraday and Maxwell — were extremely pious, and the formulator of the Big Bang theory, Georges Lemaitre, was a priest . . .
It is no accident that modern science first appeared in Christian Europe, where a doctrine of creation held sway . . .if the world were considered unintelligible, no science would get off the ground, because all science is based on the presumption that nature can be known. But the world, Christians agree, is thoroughly intelligible, and hence scientists have the confidence to seek, explore and experiment.