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To: BroJoeK

Yeah right, now on top of being Holocaust victims your fellow cultists are also all Galileos. Who, by the way, proved heliocentrism, — something you cannot do.

I stand by my statements.

Also, you made this a flame war. So unless you have news on the scientific justification of the evolution hypothesis, I will ignore your future rants.


261 posted on 06/25/2012 6:04:41 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: annalex
annalex: "your fellow cultists are also all Galileos.
Who, by the way, proved heliocentrism, — something you cannot do."

Nor could Galileo.
In actual scientific terms, Galileo's telescope observations helped confirm the heliocentric hypothesis, which along with mathematical work of Copernicus and Kepler, made it a scientific theory.

Today we could also call heliocentrism a scientific fact since it has so many times been observed and confirmed (i.e., by space probes launched to photograph the Sun).
But in actual scientific terms, such a theory cannot be definitely proved because it is always possible that some new evidence will be discovered to disprove it.

By the way, we should note that at the time, the Catholic Church correctly considered heliocentrism a "mathematical fantasy", and did not object to it as such.
It was only when Galileo claimed he could confirm it through observation that the Church put its foot down and demanded recantation.
Of course I'm not saying the Church was right and Galileo wrong, only that there's no way Galileo could actually see the Earth revolving around the Sun.

So Galileo's observations did not prove the heliocentric hypothesis, they only helped confirm it, and so made it a scientific theory. QED.

annalex: "I stand by my statements."

Nearly all of your statements have been confirmed false, so wherever you wish to stand is irrelevant.

annalex: "Also, you made this a flame war."

I have merely responded with truth to each of your false statements, FRiend.

annalex: "I will ignore your future rants."

Have a nice day, FRiend. ;-)

262 posted on 06/26/2012 12:22:00 AM PDT by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective....)
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