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Thursday, 19 June 2008

He-who-must-not-be-linked-to (unless you want to either kow-tow to his views or be accused of stalking) referenced this article about Galileo.


Of course, the "REAL" story is that the church loved Galileo and encouraged him and nurtured him, but he was such an ass that he gave them no choice but to persecute prosecute him after they tried; time-and-time again to avoid it.


The poor church just could not get a break from the relentless assault of Galileo's powerful ego, which obviously threatened to bring down the tottering, frail, underdog of the One True World Church (TM).


Besides, Galileo wasn't treated as badly as some of the other heretics brought before the Inquisition, and really, having to renounce the theory of Heliocentrism and live quietly in obscurity wasn't that terrible of a punishment for having an ego.  That proves the church was a bunch of good guys!


I mean, it's not like the church was supressing knowledge or anything, they were just telling him to say that what he believed to be true (and eventually turned out to be true) wasn't true and to stop talking about it.


I mean, the scientists act as though that is censorship.


What a bunch of babies.  Why are they still whining about it?  How come they won't just admit that the church is a benevolant institution that should once again be allowed to be the final arbiter of all knowledge?




Now, if you want to see REAL censorship in action, go here and read about how the rules of science requiring that your results reflect/predict reality, and the system that diverts funding to those who produce accurate, peer-reviewed research is censoring those who don't believe Global Warming is happening.


Did you know that if your results don't line up with reality, you have to modify your approach until you get results that line up with reality?  God, those heavy-handed bastard scientists.


You know what I bet?  I bet those eleitist scientists think that if you do a math problem, and you get the wrong answer, that it must be because you did the problem wrong!  They'd probably tell you that math works, and the problem is you and your flawed approach!


Like Galileo, they probably think that you have to take a correct approach to get correct answers:


Philosophy is written in this grand book - the universe - which stands continuously open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these one is wandering about in a dark labyrinth.

                                                                                              --Galileo Galilei


(Hat tip: He Who Must Not Be Named)

Thursday, 19 June 2008 05:41:56 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [18] |  |  | #
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