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The Galileo Affair

The Galileo affair is the one stock argument used to show that science and Catholic dogma are antagonistic. While Galileo's eventual condemnation was certainly unjust a close look at the facts puts to rout almost every aspect of the reigning Galileo legend.

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When Ratzinger Defended Galileo at La Sapienza

It is surprising that those who have chosen as their motto the famous phrase attributed to Voltaire "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" should oppose the pope's delivering an address at the "La Sapienza" university of Rome.

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