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Galileo myth

Timely reminder from the New Atlantis that you are not Galileo

A new book on Galileo thumps the tub for “science,” with predictable results, says a reviewer. Aw, even Galileo wasn’t "Galileo," for crying out loud. And science isn’t well served by uncritical fans of the concept itself, apart from day-to-day realities. Read More ›

The beginnings of Western science vs the Galileo myth

Lindberg: "It is little wonder, given this kind of scholarly backing, that the ignorance and degradation of the Middle Ages has become an article of faith among the general public, achieving the status of invulnerability merely by virtue of endless repetition." And Bimbette Fluffarelli, talk show hostess, learned it sixteenth-hand at school… Read More ›