Like numerous other historians of medieval science, the author attacks the long-standing misconception, first posed by Cornell president Andrew Dickson White
, that "presents religion and science as diametrically opposed" and "the Church as deeply hostile to dissection" (21).
New York, NY: Andrew Dickson White
Museum of Art, Cornell University, 1972.
In his seminal 1896 work A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom, Andrew Dickson White
, the former president of Cornell University, famously cast the past as a long struggle between scientific truths and religious dogmas.
In 1962 he took up a permanent professorship at Cornell University, as Andrew Dickson White
Professor of Architecture.
Cornell University was founded at Ithaca, N.Y., by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White
. Cornell secured the site and endowed $500,000 for the school.