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Great emka 2019-04-03 23:23

Hello Marie-Louise.

Nice close up from the famous Campo dei Fiori. I didn't know this name Martyr of The freedom of thought. Nice also both Workshop pictures. I know this place very well, I was there several times, always with great pleasure.

Kind regards Malgo

Old 04-04-2019, 07:28 AM
maloutim maloutim is offline
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Default To emka: Galileo and martyrs of the freedom of thought

Thank you for your visit Emka.
Half a century later, Galileo (1564-1642) didn't suffer quite as bad a fate, but still had to refute his theory that the Earth wasn't the centre of the Universe and that it moved around the Sun !
He was still considered as a heretic and kept under house arrest until his death.
However, this condemnation at the time was the object of a lot of discussions, and it was considered that he had been the victim of a conspiracy by the Jesuits.
However, Descartes in France decided not to publish his "Treaty of the World and Light" as a security measure.
All this to show that things were moving and that Bruno would have probably had his life saved, had he been 50 years younger.
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Old 04-04-2019, 09:27 AM
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Nicolaus Copernicus faced no persecution from the Church when he was alive but it was because his book De revolutionibus was published shortly before his death. and it was published in Latin so very few people could read it.
And there are still people who believe that Earth is flat . Maybe you will not believe but in XXI Century, in Poland, Catholic priests have burned books that they say promote sorcery, including one of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, in a ceremony they photographed and posted on Facebook. Three priests in the northern city of Koszalin were pictured carrying the books in a large basket from inside a church to a stone area outside. The books were set alight as prayers were said and a small group of people watched on. A mask, various trinkets and a Hello Kitty umbrella were also visible in the pictures of the makeshift bonfire.

have a nice day

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Old 04-05-2019, 06:27 AM
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Thanks for the discussion Malgo,
I suppose there will always be pockets of obscurantism here and there ! As long as they remain marginal, although at times one wonders...
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