[funsec] 22 June 1633: Galileo Forced to Recant HeliocentricTheory

StyleWar stylewar at cox.net
Sun Jun 25 14:09:19 CDT 2006


Actually he didn't discover solar systems... there were questions regarding
the makeup of the universe even up until the beginning of the early 20th
century. I think Hubble was the first authoritative voice on that subject.

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StyleWar

"If everyone' thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." 

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On Behalf Of Brian Loe
> Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2006 5:38 PM
> To: der Mouse
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> Subject: Re: [funsec] 22 June 1633: Galileo Forced to Recant 
> HeliocentricTheory
> 
> On 6/24/06, der Mouse <mouse at rodents.montreal.qc.ca> wrote:
> 
> > > The Sun is no more the center of the universe than the Earth is 
> > > (indeed, the question has no meaning, as apparently all locations 
> > > can be equally regarded as the "center" of the universe).
> >
> > Well, I'd say the question has meaning, just no answer. :-) 
>  (And even 
> > that only if our current cosmological theories are correct.)
> >
> 
> Could it not be said that he discovered solar systems? :) 
> That seems important...
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