[funsec] 22 June 1633: Galileo Forced to Recant HeliocentricTheory
stylewar at cox.net
Sun Jun 25 14:13:53 CDT 2006
Copernicus correctly postulated that OUR sun was the center of this system
but I don't think it's fair to attribute to him the discovery of solar
systems (in the plural sense of a group of them making up what are in
actuality, full galaxies).
"If everyone' thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
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> Subject: Re: [funsec] 22 June 1633: Galileo Forced to Recant
> On Sat, 24 Jun 2006 17:38:20 CDT, Brian Loe said:
> > Could it not be said that he discovered solar systems? :)
> That seems
> > important...
> That would more correctly be Copernicus, and the Pope
> probably wasn't too thrilled with *him* either. Alas,
> Copernicus lived someplace where this Luther guy had nailed
> some complaints on the door, so they weren't taking the Pope
> very seriously there. However, Galileo had the bad luck to
> be living in a place and time where the Pope's power still held...
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