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June 21, 1633  Flipping History the Bird

Planet Earth exists at the center of the solar system, the sun and other celestial bodies revolving around it.    That was the “geocentric” model of the solar system, the common understanding during the Renaissance.  546 more words

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Case of Archimedes

by CJ Uberroth

It is said that during the Roman siege of Syracuse (212-214 BC), the Romans were stalemated by the Syracusans’ complex methods of defense. 1,186 more words


Politics mingles with post-Reformation Europe in Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love

Politics mingles with post-Reformation Europe in Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love. The book as written by Dava Sobel offers the reader a baited hook in terms of the close relationship between iconic scientist and Roman Catholic… 437 more words



(We’re on a roll : four posts in four days !  It must be the coffee or some other substance . . .)

Imagine a politician with an impeccable record (this may require considerable effort, but try anyway).  386 more words

I thought we were past this.

The earth is not flat.
If you disagree then you’re
A fucking moron


Reasoning Reason

by https://www.twitter.com/MnemoniXs

When I asked* for validation of claims regarding Geocentric** models, I was given this image along with the question “Does this help?”***

..which is obviously doesn’t. 320 more words


Have you ever wondered what stars are made of?

How could mortal men ever hope to match the infinite majesty of the sky? 

How many of you have ever taken the time to look up in wonder at the velvety blanket that envelops us when the sun takes its leave? 1,181 more words