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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Mirror

Great Astronomers

Robert Stawell BALL

Not sure

2017-01-27

"In a long document, most elaborately drawn up, it is definitely charged against Galileo that, in publishing the Dialogue, he committed the essentially grave error of treating the doctrine of the earth's motion as open to discussion. Galileo knew, so the document affirmed, that the Church had emphatically pronounced this notion to be contrary to Holy Writ, and that for him to consider a doctrine so stigmatized as having any shadow of probability in its favour was an act of disrespect to the authority of the Church which could not be overlooked." - Great Astronomers

Well, Catholics, there it is. End of Discussion.

(Unless you're into torture, that is.)