A country in denial

Galileo was no saint and was partial to a fair bit of carousing.

14th July, 2007

Galileo was no saint and was partial to a fair bit of carousing.

But he was the father of experimental science, the sharpest thinker of his time, a great debater and a dismissive polemicist.

In 1663, he was condemned by the Vatican for heresy. The Vatican’s charge against Galileo read: ‘‘The opinion that the sun is at the centre of the world and immobile is absurd, false in philosophy and formally heretical, because it is...

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