Did Atheists find cures for polio, cancer, suggest evolution, and write about gravity?

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Did Atheists find cures for polio, cancer, suggest evolution, and write about gravity?

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Both atheists and theists have been involved in human progress. But human progress has never come about as a result of a more thorough reading of the Bible.

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Whoever did those things most likely used the scientific method…which dismisses supernatural intervention. The people may not have been atheists, but their discoveries were.

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Polio – Jonas Edward Salk developed the first vaccine, he was a humanist (atheist) Cancer – There is no overall cure yet, many people have written papers on the subject, some are undoubtably atheist (my own father included). Evolution – Darwin became an atheist in later life Gravity – This was first suggested by Newton, who was religious, however since then many more people have discovered things about gravity, many of whom are atheists (e.g.

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I don’t care if atheists have done great things for humanity and the planet only about whether atheism is the logically correct position and it is.

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While I don’t have specifics, I think many early scientists HAD to be atheists, otherwise they would have never even looked for many things. If the scientific community as a whole were religious, progress would be very slow indeed. No one would think past “don’t question god’s plan”.

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