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Did Vatican suppress 'Galileo Cryptogram'?

By T.K. Randall
July 12, 2009 · Comment icon 7 comments



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It has been suggested that Galileo Galilei may have discovered the planet Neptune 234 years earlier than previously thought. Galileo was prosecuted at the time for his astronomy research that was branded as "heretical".
An Australian boffin says that the planet Neptune may have actually been discovered 234 years earlier than had been thought, by the famed Renaissance Italian astronomer and scientist Galileo Galilei - who was persecuted by the Inquisition for his "heretical" astronomy research."


Source: The Register | Comments (7)


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Comment icon #1 Posted by shaka5 13 years ago
would anyone here seriously be in shock if we found out that the church held back someone that proves them wrong in anyway???
Comment icon #2 Posted by susieice 13 years ago
would anyone here seriously be in shock if we found out that the church held back someone that proves them wrong in anyway??? Poor Galileo. Heretic?? He was so right.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Juanita Rose Violini 13 years ago
I wish I could remember or find the exact Galileo quote but since I can't I'll make do with a much inferior paraphrase. It is said that when Galileo left the Inquisition court room where he had just 'admitted' that the earth did not go around the sun, he mutter under his breath, 'but it does revolve.'
Comment icon #4 Posted by shaka5 13 years ago
Poor Galileo. Heretic?? He was so right. Poor Galileo, its sad to read about him and how right he was...and to know he actually got punished for being right
Comment icon #5 Posted by MysteryVy 13 years ago
questionable faith, gl facing modernity
Comment icon #6 Posted by MID 13 years ago
Poor Galileo, its sad to read about him and how right he was...and to know he actually got punished for being right Yes, he did get punished for being correct... ...and spent the last years of his life under house arrest as a result. When religion has that kind of power, the world is not a safe place....it's a lesson well worth learning.
Comment icon #7 Posted by wolemrock 13 years ago
and religion indeed has that kind of power, it was the darkest days of the Roman Catholic Church, if the church is being "guided" by the Holy Spirit, why did God let it happen to His Church? Why did the Church persecute or excummunicated the one who is in truth? Now I know why most great scientist are not Catholic, Sir Isaac Newton for example.


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