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  •  Yep, you got it right, but someone got it... (0+ / 0-)

    right like that CENTURIES AGO, and was killed by the Roman Catholic Church for doing that and for advancing scientific theories the RCC didn't like.

    No, not Galileo.

    Giordano Bruno:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    Check out: Lo Spaccio de la Bestia Trionfante (The Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast, 1584).

    Cited and quoted in excerpts on pp. 233-236 in "The Swerve - How the World Became Modern", by Stephen Greenblatt (a story of the finding of Lucretius' DE·RERUM·NATURA, "On the Nature of Things").

    In the 1584 work, Bruno tries to show how innumerable details must be managed by an all-seeing "Deity" in their minutiae as one observes the goings-on of a normal Italian town.

    And if we continue to write like Bruno, don't you think that there are those thumpers and fundies out there convinced of a literal Bible that would like to "set us straight" (as it were) by the means that are available to them. Oh-uh. Publish AND Perish??? Yikes.

    Ugh. --UB.

    "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Randian Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of West Dakota!"

    by unclebucky on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 06:37:09 AM PDT

    •  PS regarding Bruno (0+ / 0-)

      He was MURDERED by the Roman Catholic Church.

      D'ya think that Pope Bergoglio could apologize for the murder?

      And we know now that the RCC is not above doing what they can to preserve their dogma, power, control and money.

      Maybe not cold-blooded murder as they did to many people such as:  Jan Hus, Jerome of Prague, Pomponio Algerio (a student who thought he could speak freely about his ideas), and many others extending to the 21st century, all murdered for violating the primacy of religious zealots and authoritarians.

      Jan Hus:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      Jerome of Prague:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      Pomponio Algerio:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      And many more either murdered, tortured, intimidated (Galileo) or whose careers were ruined (death for a scholar or scientist).

      Meh. RCC.

      Ugh. --UB.

      "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Randian Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of West Dakota!"

      by unclebucky on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 06:46:39 AM PDT

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