14 August 2009
Yo Galileo! ~ Four Centuries of Post-Religionism!
Thanks to The Economist for reminding us that Galileo's stunning telescope and his mythbusting observations starting in 1609 were As Important As Darwin! This epic event some four centuries ago is one of the first properly documented cases of scientific evidence putting a big nail into the coffin of religion. If the Church could be so completely wrong about the Heavens, then perhaps the rest of the faithly mythology is equally bull$#!+? Unfortunately -- alas -- Galileo was persecuted for his pro-scientific heresies during the Roman Inquisition, but he nevertheless published his Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Relating to Two New Sciences in 1638 in Holland, the most free, proud, and vital state of that time!
Posted by Joost Bonsen at 11:48
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