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Roscoe, may I echo Don1...what are you trying to prove. Your blog seems to focus on some rather low blows, largely unsubstantiated, at Galileo's science and his character. You make a few observations that don't really hold water. (For example, at that time there were no real distinctions between physicists and astronomers. so to classify him as either is faulty. His extensive observations with telescopes of his own design certainly qualify him to be considered as an astronomer of note, contrary to your view.) And of course there is the introduction of the Photon Band nonsense. (Yes, it is nonsense. I'm quite happy to discuss that with you further on a new thread if you wish to start one.)So, what is it you are trying to say?
When RD comes up with a name of someone executed for alleging Earth/Sun he will be paid-- Bruno does not qualify as Copernicanism is not even in play for another 16yrs-- when Galileo provokes the conflict. I will get to the rest about St Ireneus and the v2 'church' later as right now there are a couple of Nuns in the other room that are waiting for me to rape them.
I will pay $1000 to anyone who can provide the name of one person executed by the Catholic Church for alleging Earth revolves around the Sun.
In Denmark, the burning of witches increased following the reformation of 1536. Especially Christian IV of Denmark encouraged this practice, which eventually resulted in hundreds of people burned because of convictions of witchcraft. This special interest of the king also resulted in the North Berwick witch trials, which saw over seventy people accused of witchcraft in Scotland on account of bad weather when James I of England, who shared the Danish king's interest in witch trials, in 1590 sailed to Denmark to meet his betrothed Anne of Denmark.Current scholarly estimates of the number of people executed for witchcraft vary between about 40,000 and 100,000. The total number of witch trials in Europe which are known for certain to have ended in executions is around 12,000.
..... the Church knew to reject Copernicanism b4 there was any scientific proof.
Don-- I knew the hostitlity was here and the above post shows it. I will do my best to refute the above in due time.
Presumably you and the Pope eh!!! The rest of the world's population are dumb! I do not care much for the 'holier than thou' attitude.
As far as this discussion turning to theology, there is about as much chance of seperating science from religion as politics from religion-- none.
I disagree. Science is pragmatic, while religion is dogmatic - it seems that only the religious find it difficult to separate the two