Wednesday, February 13, 2008

On this day

in 1633, Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before the Inquisition.

Galileo's championing of Copernicanism was controversial within his lifetime. The geocentric view had been dominant since the time of Aristotle, and the controversy engendered by Galileo's opposition to this view resulted in the Catholic Church's prohibiting the advocacy of heliocentrism as potentially factual, because that theory had no decisive proof and was contrary to the literal meaning of Scripture.[7] Galileo was eventually forced to recant his heliocentrism and spent the last years of his life under house arrest on orders of the Inquisition.

I have commented a few times that climate sceptics are more like Galileo than "flat earther's" as claimed by climate alarmists.

I suspect it won't be long until climate skeptics are rehabilitated in the same way Galileo was.

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