Friday, January 25, 2013

Fact of the Day: Sun Science

Galileo Galilei was one the main scientists responsible for proving that the Earth revolves around the Sun, and not the other way around. The Catholic Church found his research to be against what's said in scripture and forced Galileo to say his findings were false even though they were scientific fact. 

15 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Without the technology backing, he is really a genius !

Pat Hatt said...

Smart guy, even if the church wanted his ideas to fry.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Smart man. Very advanced for his time.

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Karen Baldwin said...

Amazing how far we've come. Now, on to Quantum physics!

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

MEcoy said...

he's a genius indeed,
no doubt about it

Dana said...

Too bad he got pushed around like that.

Tony Van Helsing said...

He had some stones to take on the church the way he did.

Pilar Domínguez said...

The Catholic Church is full of close-minded people in scientist aspects. Good post, Adam.Kisses:)

CraveCute said...

Ditto what Pilar said. Great post!

Riot Kitty said...

I think a lot of religious people really haven't progressed very far since then.

Filip and Kristel said...

Very impressive that he could observe and state this in those days. I wonder if he also got the recognition in those days.

Greetings,
Filip

Christine said...

Awful what he had to go through in those days, what a brilliant man. I remember he did some studies/discoveries with gravity.

Adam said...

Our friend Charles Darwin knows too well of that fact.