The irony is both Galileo and Copernicus believed the orbits were circular. Anyone who was really familiar with the data back them could say for certain that that was not true even hypothetically conceding it was a sun centered system. That was in large part the real reason Galileo was rejected (insulting the pope didn't help either). It's a very complex story and we tend to oversimplify it in our zeal to present it as church vs. science.
Join Think Atheist
Welcome toThink Atheist
Get Started Nowor Sign In
Or sign in with:
Started by Tom Sarbeck in Small Talk 1 hour ago.
Started by Unseen in Small Talk. Last reply by Unseen 3 hours ago.
Started by seamus mc ardle in Small Talk. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer 13 hours ago.
Started by Tom Sarbeck in Philosophy. Last reply by Unseen 4 hours ago.
Started by Davis Goodman in Small Talk. Last reply by Unseen yesterday.
Sunday School April 23rd 2017
Sunday School April 16th 2017
Sunday School April 9th 2017
Posted by Brad Snowder on April 23, 2017 at 1:25am
Posted by Ron Humphrey on April 17, 2017 at 4:24am
© 2017 Created by Rebel.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.