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February 15th 1564: Galileo Galilei born

On this day in 1564, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was born near Pisa. As a young man, Galileo began studying medicine at the University of Pisa, but later changed to philosophy and mathematics. He left university before graduation due to financial difficulties, but went on to have a successful academic career. Galileo became interested in astronomy around the time of the invention of the telescope, and soon developed his own. He proved a talented astronomer, discovering mountains and valleys on the moon, four of Jupiter’s moons, and the phases of Venus. Galileo’s success did not go unnoticed, and he was appointed court mathematician in Florence. However, Galileo was accused of heresy for supporting the Copernican theory that the sun, not the Earth, was at the centre of the solar system. The Church turned against Galileo, and in 1632 he was summoned to the Inquisition in Rome. After a long trial, and with the threat of torture hanging over him, Galileo recanted his support for Copernican theory. The Inquisition found him guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment, which was commuted to permanent house arrest. Galileo continued to research and write until his death in January 1642 aged 77. The Church officially dropped its opposition to heliocentrism in 1835, and Galileo has since been redeemed and acknowledged as the great scientific mind he was.

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Despite our achievements, science and society are often at odds. Scientific discoveries like the Earth is round, that our planet revolves around the sun, or that diseases are spread through germs were all once ideas that were rejected by society. So much so that Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for suggesting the Earth wasn’t the centre of the universe, and even Galileo was sentenced to house arrest for supporting the theory. Today we see the rejection of scientific evidence for vaccinations - leading to preventable disease like measles coming back, after being wiped out in the year 2000; or the rejection of scientific evidence for climate change, despite the vast consensus among scientists.

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anonymous asked:

I have a friend who says they believe in science and that's why they can't be Catholic, but I know the catholic faith and science come together at certain points. Are there any links to anything that could possibly help me get this point across to him or do you have any advice on what to say?

Your friend clearly has no idea what he/she is talking about, Catholicism and science are actually very good friends….the scientific method was invented by Catholic monks. The Big Bang theory was first conceived by a Catholic priest. The father of genetics was a Catholic friar. Louis Pasteur was Catholic. The Catholic Church funded both Copernicus and Galileo-both were devout Catholics till the day they died-there really wasn’t any conflict between them and the Church. Galileo only got into a scuffle with the Pope because they really didn’t like each other, he got in trouble for disobeying the pope. Galileo’s punishment was to say three hail Mary’s every day for his daughter who was a nun. During the trial Galileo was under house arrest…in a villa…with servants…and a chef.. All paid for by the Catholic Church(sounds really rough)….I could go on forever.

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patbroklos  asked:

top 5 moments in history (give me the ridiculous history stories I Live Off Of Them)

  • that time when leo iii invited charlemagne to the vatican and while charles was on his knees praying at the tomb of st peter leo literally just walked up behind him and put the crown of the holy roman empire on his head, officially coronating him, and had the attendant clergy say something like “hail emperor charles augustus!” apparently charlemagne wasn’t too happy about this because he hadn’t particularly wanted to be holy roman emperor in the first place. thanks leo
  • that time when the orthodox-catholic schism happened and how everyone involved was so petty that one of the main reasons cited for the break was a disagreement over whether leavened or unleavened bread should be used for communion. BREAD. YOU CAUSED THE FIRST MAJOR CHURCH SCHISM OVER BREAD. HONESTLY
  • that time the praetorian guard murdered pertinax, the reigning emperor, and auctioned off the throne of the world’s most powerful empire to the highest bidder
  • that time when johannes kepler came up with the cosmicum mysterium, which though incorrect eventually led him to calculating the laws of planetary motion, in the middle of giving a lecture? jo, buddy, we get that you’re a genius but maybe try focusing on what you’re actually supposed to be teaching instead of, i don’t know, revolutionizing astronomy
  • that time when galileo was put under house arrest by the church. like. there is something so funny to me about someone as ornery as galileo galilei being put under HOUSE ARREST
  • bonus: the time when cicero publically dragged the fuck out of catullus’s girlfriend clodia in a famous speech, the pro caelio
Name your 10 favorite characters from movies or tv series, then tag 10 friends.

tagged by lady-wilwarin!

In no particular order:

  1. Hannibal Lecter - NBC Hannibal / Silence of the Lambs
  2. Jaime Lannister - Game of Thrones
  3. Aragorn - Lord of the Rings
  4. Roy Batty - Blade Runner
  5. Bruce Wayne/Batman - Nolanverse
  6. Yukawa Manabu - Galileo
  7. Claire Underwood - House of Cards
  8. One Eye - Valhalla Rising
  9. Indiana Jones - Indiana Jones
  10. Tae-sik Cha - The Man From Nowhere

tagging whoever wants to do it :3