The Myth of Catholic Irrationality

kaczorsbm One must choose to be a person of learning, science, and reason, or choose to embrace religion, dogma, and faith alone.  On this view, the Church opposes science, and if one embraces science, then one ought to reject the Church.

The scientific method looks to evidence to settle questions, so perhaps it would be fair to look at evidence to answer the question whether the Catholic Church is opposed to science and reason.  If the Catholic Church were opposed to science, we would expect to find no or very few Catholic scientists, no sponsorship of scientific research by Catholic institutions, and an explicit distrust of reason in general and scientific reasoning in particular taught in official Catholic teaching.  In fact, we find none of these things.

Historically, Catholics are numbered among the most important scientists of all time, including Rene Descartes, who discovered analytic geometry and the laws of refraction;

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STEM, STEAM, rocket science and music | Opinion

There was a time when kindergartners spent their days learning how to color, remember shapes and, perhaps, count and recite the alphabet — you know, the basics.

Not anymore. That’s often taken care of at home and in preschool.

By the time children reach kindergarten today, they’re expected to have the basics, plus. This may include writing their names, letter and number recognition, the fundamentals of reading simple sentences, handling scissors and other motor skills, following directions and playing well with others.

In many cases, kindergartners today can master a smartphone or tablet — and manipulate their parents to download apps for them.

Point is, children are already learning the so-called STEM skills — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — by the time they enter public schools. Some are even versed in STEAM skills — which adds the A for Arts. Music, for instance, is and has been a gateway

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Labster Secures $47M in New Funding Tranche to Expand Global Opportunities for Virtual Science Laboratory Simulations

COPENHAGEN and BOSTON – April 6, 2022 – Labster ( www.labster.com), the world’s leading platform for virtual labs and interactive science, has raised $47 million in additional funding to support massive growth opportunities worldwide. This new capital infusion will enable Labster to further develop in Europe and the United States and to establish itself within Asia and Latin America. By investing more funds into its library of science simulations and expanding its reach to younger students and adult workforce skills training, Labster will be able to serve 100 million students around the world through its institutional and government partnerships.

Total investment in Labster now stands at $147 million. This new financing tranche is sourced from new investors: Sofina Group and Pirate Impact, along with fresh infusions from existing investors: Owl Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, EduCapital, NPF Technologies, and GGV Capital. They are joining the Series C round announced in 2021

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