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Galileo Forced To Recant (22/6/1633)

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On this day (June 22) in 1633, the wise and venerable Inquisitors of the Catholic Church forced Galileo to recant with these words:

 

I must altogether abandon the false opinion that the sun is the centre of

the world and immovable, and that the earth is not the centre of the world,

and moves, and that I must not hold, defend, or teach in any way whatsoever,

verbally or in writing, the said false doctrine, and after it had been notified to

me that the said doctrine was contrary to Holy Scripture

https://www.ourcivil...igns/recant.htm

 

It took the church only 359 years to right the wrong when it apologised to Galileo in 1992.

 

 

 

The thing that makes me laugh about the 1992 episode is that Pope John Paul II boasted that the church had spent the last 13 years investigating the condemnation of Galileo before finally admitting that Galileo was right. Thirteen fucking years!!! I could have told them that on Day One of the investigation.

 

 

 

 


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Humans are the dumbest form of intelligent life.  


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You can choose to live in peace and harmony with your neighbors, or you can go to church.

 


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Humans are the dumbest form of intelligent life.  

Yes, we are a bunch of dumb bastards and it's amazing we have lasted this long.  Individually we aren't all nincompoops, but get enough of us together into a group and all bets are off. 


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When my people come to colonize this planet, your names will be on the protected rolls, and you will come to no harm.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


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Yes, we are a bunch of dumb bastards and it's amazing we have lasted this long.  Individually we aren't all nincompoops, but get enough of us together into a group and all bets are off. 

 

The IQ of a group of humans can be determined by first calculating the average IQ of the group members, then dividing by the number of group members.


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You can choose to live in peace and harmony with your neighbors, or you can go to church.

 



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