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Comment by Daniel W on August 5, 2015 at 7:50pm

Spud, that makes me SO wish my house was on a precipice!

Pat,  one would think so!  But God works in mysterious ways :-)

Joan, once on his death bed, Galileo was finally free from catholic persecution.  So sad.

Comment by Pat on August 5, 2015 at 7:44pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 5, 2015 at 7:11pm

Pat, each time I see or read anything by the Cardinal Bellarmine, I am reminded how it takes religion for good men to do terrible things. Bellarmine wrote during the Inquisition of Galileo:

"To assert that the Earth revolves around the Sun is as erroneous as to claim that Jesus was not born of a virgin." 

The Cardinal also believed the bible statement:
"The Earth is firmly fixed; it shall not be moved." 

-Psalms 104:5

    "The bible verse shackled the minds of men for thousands of years, and held back the advance of science.  It was this verse that was used as evidence against Galileo, who argued for the theory of Copernicus, that the earth is not immovable, but rotates around the sun.  It was for teaching this that he was called to Rome in 1633, and tried for the crime of heresy.  The aged Galileo, in his 70's, was taken down into the dungeons of the church and shown the instruments of torture that were going to be used on him if he did not recant.  Fearing the torture, and fearing that he might share the fate of Giordano Bruno, whom the church burned at the stake a generation earlier for the same crime, Galileo recanted the truth.  He was confined to his home under house arrest, neither allowed to leave or to receive visitors, for the last seven years of his life." 

~ The Persecution of Galileo

 

Galileo at first responded:

"The doctrine of the movements of the earth and the fixity of the sun is condemned on the ground that the Scriptures speak in many places of the sun moving and the earth standing still... I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments and demonstrations."

Then Galileo recanted because of threats of torture, stating: 

"Because I have been enjoined, by this Holy Office, to abandon the false opinion that the Sun is the center and immovable, ...I abjure, curse, and detest the said errors and heresies...contrary to the said Holy Church."

Upon his death bed, it is written that he declared of the Earth in relation to the sun: 

"Eppur si muove," still it moves, 

~ And yet it moves, Wikipedia® 

Thanks, Pat; I enjoy these excursions into the historical records. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 5, 2015 at 6:20pm

It gives a whole new meaning to Dr Leary's dictum to turn on, tune in and drop out.

Comment by Pat on August 5, 2015 at 6:08pm

Spud, Daniel, those videos are freaking hilarious! 

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 5, 2015 at 3:23pm

Here's one Patricia sent me:

Comment by Plinius on August 5, 2015 at 1:22am

Haha, it is Daniel!

Comment by Daniel W on August 4, 2015 at 7:28pm

I couldn't get the video to embed, and even the link starts a little awkwardly.  I had to stop it and back up to the beginning.  But I thought it was worth sharing.

Comment by Daniel W on August 4, 2015 at 7:24pm
Comment by Daniel W on August 4, 2015 at 7:18pm
Next they'll be claiming the earth isnt flat.
 

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