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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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The Galileo Legend

The extent to which people are mislead by the Galileo legend first began to dawn on me several years ago when I was teaching a doctoral seminar in the history of rhetoric my own academic field.

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The Papacy and Galileo

Many have unwittingly embraced the myth that Galileo Galilei, a 17th-century Italian astronomer, discovered the heliocentricity of the solar system and, because his discovery conflicted with Catholic teaching, was tortured until he recanted. All this is pure fabrication.

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