Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fact of the Day: Giordano Bruno

In the 16th century, a man named Giordano Bruno went beyond the Copernican model of space and proposed that the Sun was nothing more than a star (which is true) and stated the very likely possibility of many other planets inhabited by intelligent beings in the universe. Along with his religious views, the Roman Catholic Church were not amused by his work and burned him at the stake for heresy. He gained a notable legacy of supporters in the 19th and 20th century who saw him as an early hero who stood up for free-thought and modern scientific ideas. 

18 comments:

Kay said...

Oh yikes! It's incredible that science progressed when there were so many barriers to it by the church.

Cloudia said...

Good man

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Anonymous said...

Good grief! Somewhat extreme.

DWei said...

Yep, at least the Catholic church is somewhat changing these days.

Bob Bushell said...

Stupid lot, long live Giordano Bruno.

Anna-Alina said...

cool! love galaxy!

DEZMOND said...

the church has always been the nest of all evil. So many great, world changing minds have been burnt by the evil church

Al Penwasser said...

And for all the grief the Muslims get for being nuts (many of them deservedly so), there's always bedtime stories of the Catholic Church (and, to be fair, many Protestant sects) to scare the kiddies.
Ahhh, religion!

Christine said...

interesting, bright man.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A lot of good people were burned at the stake my religious nuts with closed minds. It must have taken a lot of courage for this man to voice his opinions and risk his life.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Not surprising in the least

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I am very proud of Giordano Bruno, he stood out for what he believed in. He was burned in Campo de' fiori I guess
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Pilar Domínguez said...

It is always the same...poor man. Kisses, Adam:)

Unknown said...

Very interessing!!! Great

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Unknown said...

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kobiecymagazyn said...

cool !

Pat Hatt said...

Smart back then got you burned, now its just bible quotes

Theresa Mahoney said...

What a bunch of morons back then.So glad we wised up to free thinking!