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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:20 PM

Galileo Galilei's Birthday Today

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snagglepuss Feb 2013 #1
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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:38 PM

1. I've been reading a brilliant book called Born Too Rebel. Galileo quipped

after a judgment against him by the Court of the Inquisition that the "earth still moves". What a phenomenal man.

BTW the book is an incredible read. It's the culmination of 10 years of scientific study into birth order. People like Galileo, Voltaire, Copernicus, Darwin are all last borns - the list is a who's who of the great revolutionary thinks.

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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:49 PM

2. His father was a Lute composer and player

which I guess helped him with his math aptitude.

His scathing fictional book made the catholic church be the fools, it lead him to be imprisioned for the rest of his life.

I think he is one of the greats, like Neuton and Einstein who thought outside of the box no matter what the consequences.

His notebooks can be viewed online of his observations of jupiter and its moons which I think are just mind shattering considering he was the only person on the planet who was seeing this.

The telescope was a toy but he used it to expand our universe.

One of the greats

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