“Pressed and addressed. The number of christian men and women who advanced science even when at odds with certain religious authority overwhelmingly makes the case that chirstianity itself is not at war with science.”
No, you didn’t address the point at all. I don’t even think you’ve understood it. What you need to do is show how belief in Jesus or the fables of Christianity led to the development of specific scientific theories. That would show how Christianity is tied to scientific advancement. But you’ve failed completely to do this. The fact that some scientists were nominal Christians doesn’t prove anything, except perhaps that they were hypocrites capable of ignoring the blatant contradiction between a scientific understanding of cause and effect and what is presented as fact in the Bible. But that Christians are capable of being hypocrites is a point already well understood by everyone.
You’re just arbitrarily giving credit to Christianity where none is due. By this logic you should likewise give credit to belief in Zeus or Aesop’s fables for classical civilization, or give credit to Buddhism for Chinese civilization. In reality, one thing has nothing to do with the other.
More consistent with the facts is what I said above in #403, that it was the innate genius of the white race that is responsible for science emerging when and where it did, despite Christianity’s best efforts to retard it. Besides, Christianity has spread to many corners of the world, and currently it’s growing most rapidly in Africa. If it truly were responsible for fostering a spirit of scientific inquiry, where are the negro Newtons? Nowhere. Negroes are still negroes with an average IQ of about 70, despite being sprinkled with holy water.