Galileo Recants

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In 1633, Galileo, the great astronomer, stood before the Roman Inquisition and swore that the earth stood still. He was being punished not for his great discoveries, but for asserting that the earth moved around the sun – a view in direct opposition to the teachings of the Catholic Church. Here’s the dramatic story of Galileo’s forced recantation from Sir Oliver Lodge, edited and condensed with modern readers in mind.

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