Richard III and the power of science

From a historical point of view the discovery of the remains of king Richard III is fascinating.

But what really impresses me is the role played by science in the discovery.

Meticulous scientific research, the scientific process of rebuilding an accurate face from a skull and the amazing accuracy of Carbon 14 dating to mention just some of the great powers of science.

I just can’t resist comparing the power of science with the ‘power’ of religion.

If all the priests in all the world had prayed every day for the last 500 years asking ‘god’ to show them where the king was buried he would still be lying undiscovered under a Leicester city carpark.

Channel 4 documentary here.