Today in History: 22 June 1633 (383 years ago): Galileo admits the Earth is the Center of the Universe

On 22 June 1633, the Holy Office in Rome forced Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe in the form he presented it in, after heated controversy.

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You can read more about the trial at http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/galileo/galileoaccount.html.

I have to wonder what “irrefutable facts” of today will be disproven in the next 383 years. Which “absolute truths” do we believe today will be rejected by the year 2399?

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More importantly, what scientific truths will we/anyone be pressured to deny because of religious or social pressure?

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The New York State Attorney General wants to lock you up and throw away the key if you don’t think it’s quite as hot as he says it is. Now I know how Galileo must have felt.

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