explained the phenomena of the lunar light produced during certain of her phases by the existence of mountains, to which he assigned a mean altitude of
We had seen the spot, outside the city somewhere, where these people had allowed the bones of Galileo to rest in unconsecrated ground for an age because his great discovery that the world turned around was regarded as a damning heresy by the church; and we know that long after the world had accepted his theory and raised his name high in the list of its great men, they had still let him rot there.
In it hangs the lamp whose measured swing suggested to Galileo the pendulum.
All that scientists had achieved, from Galileo
and Newton to Franklin and Simon Newcomb, helped Bell in a general way, by creat- ing a scientific atmosphere and habit of thought.
! Darwin, and I " (Prolonged cheering and complete interruption.)
"Ah, yes," said the other, "of course, I have no doubt that in a hundred years the Vatican will be denying that it ever opposed Socialism, just as at present it denies that it ever tortured Galileo
As when by night the Glass Of GALILEO
, less assur'd, observes Imagind Lands and Regions in the Moon: Or Pilot from amidst the CYCLADES DELOS or SAMOS first appeering kenns A cloudy spot.
Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo
, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh.
When I first learned the terrible irony of Galileo
's blindness, I thought he had perhaps blinded himself by staring at the sun to draw its spots.
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