Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Damn Interesting

Galileo is often referred to as the Father of ...Image via WikipediaI was looking up Stephen Hawking's email address, (I plan to have a large group of influential friends) when I came across this article.
Pope tells Stephen Hawking not to study of universe because it is the work of God.
Mmmmmmmmmmm. Damn interesting.

What is the Pope afraid of?
Could there be some information that is too dangerous for the masses?
Might it be that in fact, God doesn't exist?
These days, the Pope can't just call up someone and put them on trial, as they did with Galileo. The damn guy suggested the planets revolved around the sun. Aghast!!
They sure put that pesky Galileo in his place.
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4 comments:

Jeannie said...

Well, any religious leader that tells you NOT to learn as much as you can (safely) has to be held suspect. Control freaks of any kind really get under my skin.

Baconeater said...

I've said this before and I'll say it again, the current Pope is very well educated in science, and I think he is fighting his agnosticism.

Culturist John said...

It is bizarre to me that someone can limit someone elses' thought. Not that I'm the Supreme Being and have no authorities above me. But they serve at my will. We'll I guess I never consented to the government. But they do not tell me what to think.

Hey, your numbers at http://gripes-of-wrath.blogspot.com/search?q=critical+mass
seem low. Otherwise, it is a very nice chart. Are the numbers low and I would suggest % of city is as important as % of nation.

John
www.culturism.us

FJ said...

...But in 1992, Pope John Paul II issued a declaration saying the church's denunciation of Galileo was an error resulting from "tragic mutual incomprehension."

I think Hawking would be well advised to take the Pope's admonition with the "spirit" of the above in mind.

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