An extraordinary series on the true history of the Catholic Church as
the great Builder of Western Civilization, hosted by distinguished World
Historian, Dr. Thomas E. Woods, Jr., author of the best-selling book
"How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization
." The first video gives some background, but if you want to skip ahead to the parts on science, go to the second video.
Episode 1: Introduction
Beginning at 1:30 in this second video, Dr. Woods begins discussing reason and the sciences. At 5:56, Did the Catholic Church think the earth was flat?
Did the Catholic Church think the earth was flat?, ends at 1:40 in the third video. At 5:10 there is a preview of what will be in the next video, all on The Church and Science.
Episode 2: Church and Science
Episode 2 begins the in-depth discussion on science and the Church. At 3:42, how Wisdom 11:21 is important for the development of science - the universe is orderly. At 9:30, what about miracles?
Continues on miracles. At 1:14 why Islamic civilization was limited in the theoretical sciences. At 5:30, the Cathedral School at Chartres - the importance of reason and mathematics.
Begins with Newton's use of mathematics. At 0:55 the non-divinity of the world.
Episode 3: Priest Scientists
Episode 3 continues the history of the Church and science. Now learn about many priest scientists. At 5:08 Roger Bacon. At 7:00 St. Albert the Great, patron of scientists. At 8:08 Blessed Fr. Nicholas Steno. At 8:34 Jesuit scientists.
Begins with more on Jesuit scientists. At 9:07 the history of modern cathedrals and basilicas - functioning also as solar observatories.
Continues on cathedrals as solar observatories. At 2:52, What about Galileo?
Episode 4: Galileo
Episode 4 reads between the lines in the Galileo case. Begins with the background on the Geocentric and Heliocentric theories. At 7:19 Galileo.