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Living with a Open Mind in a Close Minded World - A Story of Galileo Galilei

I find it very interesting how over the span of the last millennium science and philosophy have continually evolved. At times the changes are so drastic; they yield entirely new discoveries that rewrite history books and scientific journals. 675 more words

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"FATHER OF MODERN ASTRONOMY"

# Galileo Galilei was born on 15 February, 1594 and consider the “Father of Observatory Astronomy”.

# He was Mathematician, Philosopher, Engineer, Astronomer, Physicist and Italian Polymath. 141 more words

Corporatism vs Consumerism

Geocentrism vs Heliocentrism

Nineteen centuries ago, in the II century, a famous astronomer and mathematician called Claudius Ptolemaeus published and established a model which described the Universe with planet Earth at the centre. 535 more words

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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

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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

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UNPARDONABLE EXCEPTIONS

(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