“Dark Ages” and “Flat Earth”: Unbelievable Myths of Science and Religion
Summary: On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid continues his conversation with science historian Michael Keas on myths of science and religion, based on Keas’ new work from ISI Books, Unbelievable: 7 Myths About the History and Future of Science and Religion. This time they tackle two old ones that just won’t go away: that the world suffered a period of “Dark Ages,” that people used to believe in a flat earth, and — strike three! — that Christianity was responsible for both errors. Keas asks, If people are trying to use myths like this to attack religion’s track record on knowledge and education, why don’t they know more about what’s really true? Please consider donating to support the IDTF Podcast: idthefuture.org/donate.