Augustine, Galileo and natural science
(06-20-2011, 10:20 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(06-20-2011, 03:07 AM)wulfrano Wrote: Thank you, Rosarium, for pointing out some of the flaws in Galileo's thesis.

I could go into more detail, but the fact is that his work prior to his arrest was by their standards, and our standards, completely rubbish.

It was his work after his arrest that gets him praise.

The Church, in this case, was more for science. Galileo was trying to turn back scientific understanding.

The Galileo affair is only brought up when one expects others to be ignorant. It is never used by serious attackers of the Church.

The Church did not object Heliocentrism.  What the Church disliked was Galieo saying that Scripture was  wrong.  If only he had said "The holy writers used popular language", I don't think he would have gotten into trouble.

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