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3-26-2010 @ 9:18PM
Shadowcaster, you might want to do a little reading on Galileo. He very narrowly avoided being burned at the stake by the Inquisition, but Giordano Bruno was not so lucky. Bruno not only stated that the Earth revolved around the Sun, but he also "identif[ied] the sun as just one of an infinite number of independently moving heavenly bodies" and was "the first man to have conceptualized the universe as a continuum where the stars we see at night are identical in nature to the Sun". If you think "there was no religious implication to the relationship between the Sun and the Earth", then why did the Inquisition whip out the hot pokers every time someone suggested anything contrary to the Bible?
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