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Galileo, his Telescope and the Church

In Church, Culture, General Interest, History, Science, Scripture on August 28, 2009 at 8:02 pm

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This week marked the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s famous telescope demonstration in Venice. While Galileo didn’t invent the telescope, his improvements to the Dutch invention made it possible to study the movements of the planets and debunk the false ideas of a geocentric universe.

Galileo is often used by secular scientists as an illustration of what happens when religion interferes with science, but is this really his legacy ? I spoke with Dr. Danny Faulkner, Professor and Astronomer at University of South Carolina – Lancaster, to find out.

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