Did Christianity destroy ancient science? Debunked.

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Oct 2019
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The Church (of Rome) did stifle intellectualism, but in the case of Aristotle and other "approved" sources, they preserved much of ancient knowledge and utilized it, though in stultified form, as it had to be made to conform to Christian dogma.

The attachment to such as Aristotle and Galen inhibited intellectual progress, perhaps not as much as the adherence to Christian doctrine, but still their errors persisted for some time in science and medicine rather than having evolved or been replaced by more advanced ideas.
 
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