Episode #165- What Was The Galileo Affair? (Part III)


Episode #165- What Was The Galileo Affair? (Part III)

There is a story that as Galileo stood in front of the Inquisition and listened as they declared that the Earth did not revolve around the Sun, he whispered under his breath "and yet, it moves". This moment of defiance has been celebrated as Galileo's true "martyr" moment. But, there is no way that Galileo ever said that. While the official records produced by the Inquisition might make it seem like the "Galileo Affair" had been about the question of the Earth's motion, a closer look at the affair reveals that it was for more complicated (and personal) than that. Galileo did not valiantly defend his beliefs until he was threatened with torture. In fact, he argued to the end that he had been misunderstood and that he had never truly believed that the Earth circled the Sun. So why was Galileo "vehemently suspected of heresy"? Tune-in and find out how Pope poetry, cheeky character names, and the last great wrangle all play a role in the story.
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  • Josh

    “You have thousands of mintues of work.”

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    Albert Einstein said, 'If you can't explain it simply enough, you haven't understood it well enough'.Dr Andrew brings such simplicity to explaining the workings of the brain. It's actually a hacker's guide into our own brain. You are doing great service to humanity Dr Andrew.

    4 months ago·2 likes·

    Just amazing!

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  • ludi2

    @Mario This podcast is super fun to listen to and motivating, keep those new episodes going


    Great episode loved 12:30 the most good interview

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  • Josh

    Love the podcast, good episode and clear audio! Keep these comming

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    10:30 --> 20:00 amazing bit

    4 months ago·7 likes·

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