Sunday, August 26, 2012

Galileo's heresy

In the early 17th century, Galileo Galilei came into conflict with the Roman Catholic church. At the time, the system of Ptolemy, advocated by Aristotle, held sway, as it seemed to be consistent with some biblical passages. The Congregation of the Index decreed that people could not advocate heliocentrism, the idea that the earth orbited the sun rather than the other way around. Galileo could not stay quiet, though, and found himself in trouble.

Annie Preston shares Galileo's heresy.

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