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  • Challenging the Entrenched Orthodoxy

    1632 was a simple time for academics. You were either part of the entrenched orthodox establishment headed by Pope Urban VIII, or you were an enemy of the (papal) state. In that case, if lucky, you were in jail; if unlucky, you were burnt at-the-stake as a heretic. By that dubious standard, Galileo was a lucky man.

     
  • Challenging the Entrenched Orthodoxy

    1632 was a simple time for academics. You were either part of the entrenched orthodox establishment headed by Pope Urban VIII, or you were, if lucky, in jail. If unlucky, you were tied to a burning stake as a heretic.