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Bruno and Copernicus were way ahead of their times thinking and may we never forget the barbarism of the Catholic church.

"All things are in the Universe, and the universe is in all things: we in it, and it in us; in this way everything concurs in a perfect unity."

~ Giordano Bruno

StellarAmor75 6 Feb 5
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Let us NEVER forget those who surrendered either their lives or freedoms so that we may learn the Truths about the Universe in which we live.
All Hail Copernicus, Bruno, Galileo , etc, may your works live on and your memories never fade from our minds.

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Brings to mind this wonderful episode from the 1st reboot of Cosmos

That series is worth your time. Lovely on the big screen with big sound. . .

and yes, they did include him being burned at the steak.

Great episode and series. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was great in those and have them on my DVR. I still have the original with Carl Sagan as well. Also, much credit to Ann Druyan and Seth MacFarlane in the writing and production.

@StellarAmor75 The entire series is wonderful. I have run it for a few groups in my theater. Some of the Christians did not like this specific episode. ๐Ÿ™‚ The most interesting reaction was the episode where the spaceship of imagination is flying through the atmospheres of different planets. One of the women screamed and held her hands over hey eyes "I'm going to be sick tell me when it's over."

@NoMagicCookie The original book by Sagan from 1980 is a classic on my shelf along with every book he wrote. I always liked the concept of the cosmic calendar with the entire history of the universe compressed into 12 months as it demonstrates how brief in time humans have been on this stage of life on this small water world, and our mammalian lineage that was primed by one cosmic event 66 mya.

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I agree with Bruno but he would have been better off to have kept his mouth shut. Of course, in those days the Catholic Church went around testing everyone with stupid religious riddles.

Now they test you with your money and whipping out their one-eyed trouser trout. Strangely the Vatican accepts most science and the Big Bang theory and it was a catholic preist and professor of physics named Georges Lemaรฎtre that used Einstein's relativity to extrapolate a beginning of time and space. He was the first to theorize that the recession of nearby galaxies can be explained by an expanding universe, which was observationally confirmed soon afterwards by Edwin Hubble.

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One history of philosophy textbook says they drove a wooden wedge down his throat between the time he was sentenced and the time he was executed to keep him from uttering more heresies.

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This is where i got my username .

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I find this very interesting. I will be looking into his writings and life. Thank you for posting.

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