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Who was Galileo Galilei? An essay biography of Galileo

Posted by on Aug 2, 2011 in Articles-Blog | 0 comments

by Wade Rowland, author of Galileo’s Mistake: A New Look at the Epic Confrontation between Galileo and the Church As a hero of science, Galileo Galilei long ago achieved secular sainthood. A finger is preserved like a holy relic in the museum of science in Florence, a vertebra at the University of Padua. His lavish tomb in Florence’s magnificent basilica of Santa Croce has been newly buffed and polished by an officially contrite Church. But he continues to be admired for all the wrong reasons. One can imagine him, wherever he has been ensconced in death, fulminating as he did in...

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