You are, in fact wrong. It has not been the “theory of gravity” for quite sometime. People today talk about the “law of gravity”. In addition, aspects of gravity have still not been worked out and these specific area, such as the existance of gravitons and the propagation speed of a gravitation field, have not been proven and thus are theories. Orbital mechanics, an application of gravity mathematics, is well understood and worked out.
The phrase “atomic theory” is a red herring and not a valid scientific term or idea. It comes rather from the non-scientific world. Please follow your own advice and learn about what you are posting before you post.
In another response Timothysis says: “people today think that the Church was opposed to scientific investigation.” He also says that the Church encouraged scientists in their work.
The point is not that the Church opposed science, but that it denounced findings that were in opposition to Church teaching. If a scientist discovered something that would back up the beliefs of the Church, that was great. But watch out if the discovery didn’t mesh with accepted theology or doctrine of the time.
Please cite an instance, other than Galileo, when the Church denounced a scientific discovery. Also, please cite a scientific discovery that is at odds with Catholic teaching or the Catholic faith. If you are going to make such an assertion, please back up your statements.
You, Timothy, appear to be very defensive over this issue, and cannot accept the fact that something the Church taught at one time was incorrect. The Church eventually admitted its error, why can’t you accept it?
Please cite where the Church tught something that has been contradicted by science. And when I say cite, you must cite a Church teaching, not some baseless assertion from a fellow anti-Cahtolic.
Pretty much your statements and your postion appears to be unsupportable as the Church never teaches about science, the Church teaches that faith and science are not opposed but are, instead, complimentary, that the Church has never persecuted a scientist for that person’s discoveries. In short, nothing that assert ever actually occured. That includes the Church “admitting its error” in the case of Galileo. What Pope John Paul said was that Galileo was treated a bit badly and officials at the time were not clear enough to the public about what Galileo’s triel was about.
Why don’t you actually take your own advice, see that your postition is baseless and admit your mistake. You seem very defensive about this.