Augustine, Galileo and natural science
(06-20-2011, 06:03 PM)Alabama Trad Wrote: Galileo certainly wasn't flawless but ultimately he was right and ultimately there were Churchmen that forbade him to discuss heliocentrism. If you're going to condemn the former for some of his errors then you certainly have to condemn the later.
He was not right. Kepler was right. Galileo rejected Kepler's work. 

Quote:It is common historical knowledge that those who were most fiercely opposed to Galileo were heavily influenced by Protestant literalism.
It is common historical knowledge that common knowledge is often wrong or misguided.

Quote:Why are so many Catholics here espousing something that the Church has never espoused?
I am for science. Galileo was wrong. Kepler was right.

Quote:Literal readings of Scripture are not the same as literalism, which is the SIMPLEST meaning of a text and not part of sound exegesis. There is God, who inspired the Scriptures, and human authors, who St. Thomas and Augustine say wrote in the common language of the people, that make it difficult to understand the actual divine truth being conveyed in matters of natural science.
This has nothing to do with scripture. You are unjustly attacking the Church and promoting bad science.


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Re: Augustine, Galileo and natural science - by Historian - 06-20-2011, 06:26 PM

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