The exaltation of human reason and its capabilities, a commitment to rigorous and rational debate, a promotion of intellectual inquiry and scholarly exchange--all sponsored by the Church--provided the framework for the Scientific Revolution. - Thomas E. Woods Jr.
Father Nicholas Steno, is often identified as the father of geology. - Thomas E. Woods Jr.
The first person to measure the rate of acceleration of a free falling body was Father Giambattista Riccioli. - Thomas E. Woods Jr.
The father of Egyptology was Father Athanasius Kircher. - Thomas E. Woods Jr.
Churchmen sought to introduce rational trial procedures and sophisticated legal principles in place of the superstition-based trial by ordeal that had characterized the Germanic legal order. - Thomas E. Woods Jr.
Jesuits so dominated the study of earthquakes that seismology became known as 'the Jesuit Science. - Thomas E. Woods Jr.
It was Francisco de Vitoria, a Catholic priest and professor, who earned the title of father of international law. - Thomas E. Woods Jr.
Father Roger Boscovich is often credited as the father of modern atomic theory. - Thomas E. Woods Jr.
The idea of formulated 'rights ... comes not from John Locke and Thomas Jefferson ... but from the canon law of the Catholic Church. - Thomas E. Woods Jr.
Thirty-five craters on the moon are named for Jesuit scientists and mathematicians. - Thomas E. Woods Jr.