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  • Copernicus: the man who changed the world

    09/03/2011 11:16:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Financial Times of London ^ | Friday, September 2, 2011 | Dava Sobel
    In September 1496, at his uncle's command, Copernicus travelled to Italy to study canon law, concerning the rights and duties of the clergy, at the University of Bologna... The death of one of the 16 Varmia canons created a vacancy, and Bishop Watzenrode used his connections to win Copernicus the office in absentia. As the 14th canon of the cathedral chapter -- in effect a trustee in the powerful governing body of the Varmia diocese -- Copernicus could now collect an income independent of his allowance. He lodged in Bologna with the local astronomy professor, Domenico Maria Novara, whom he...
  • An Old Urban Legend: Confused by the Copernican Cliche

    09/09/2003 11:40:31 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 33 replies · 3,151+ views
    BreakPoint ^ | 9 September 03 | Chuck Colson
    Dr. Dennis Danielson, professor of English at the University of British Columbia, has some advice: Don't believe everything you read in textbooks. Speaking at the meeting of the American Scientific Affiliation in July, Danielson noted that the conventional wisdom says that when scholars thought the earth was the center of the universe, then humans were the king of the cosmic hill, creatures in God's image. But when Copernicus discovered Earth orbited the Sun, man concluded that he was a mere animal -- or so the story goes. After nearly a decade of research, however, Danielson, who has specialized in linking...
  • Galileo's send-off

    11/03/2010 5:56:31 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 9 replies
    Nature ^ | 11/03/10
    At an aerospace facility in Denver, Colorado, engineers are busy attaching scientific instruments to NASA's next mission to Jupiter, which is set for launch in less than a year. But team members on the billion-dollar Juno mission are quietly talking about slipping something extra onto the spacecraft — a tiny fragment of bone from Galileo Galilei.
  • Catholic Church Lets Copernicus Out of Hell!!!!!

    05/27/2010 10:18:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 507+ views
    NC Register ^ | May 27, 2010 | Mark Shea
    So the other day one of my readers declared: Copernicus was so afraid of the catholic church that he waited until he was on his death bed to proclaim that the earth as was believed by the catholic church was not the center of the universe and that it was the sun. The best answer to these sorts of claims is “Documentation please?”  An even better answer, if you have the time and inclination, is to provide the answer yourself, which I helpfully did since I had the time and inclination.  If you want it yourself, go here. My reader,...
  • Astronomer Copernicus reburied as hero in Poland

    05/22/2010 5:52:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies · 1,152+ views
    AP ^ | May 22, 2010 | VANESSA GERA, Associated Press Writer
    FROMBORK, Poland – Nicolaus Copernicus, the 16th-century astronomer whose findings were condemned by the Roman Catholic Church as heretical, was reburied by Polish priests as a hero on Saturday, nearly 500 years after he was laid to rest in an unmarked grave. His burial in a tomb in the cathedral where he once served as a church canon and doctor indicates how far the church has come in making peace with the scientist whose revolutionary theory that the Earth revolves around the Sun helped usher in the modern scientific age. Copernicus, who lived from 1473 to 1543, died as a...
  • Fr. George Rutler: Copernicus greater than Leonardo da Vinci and...

    10/26/2009 3:48:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 606+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | October 26, 2009 | Carl Olson
    ... Galileo, both of whom, of course, are more famous—at least in popular culture—than the Polish genius. From a recent column: Copernicus, son of a Polish father and German mother, was a priest and the temporary administrator of the diocese of Frauenburg. As a Renaissance man, he put Leonardo da Vinci in the shade, although painting seems to be the one art that did not claim him as a master. After studies in the universities of Krakow (where Pope John Paul II studied and taught), Bologna, Padua and Ferrara, he became a prominent jurist and mathematician and also practiced medicine...
  • Galileo: The Trump Card of Catholic Urban Legends

    05/18/2009 9:12:37 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 152 replies · 3,042+ views
    Pittsburgh Catholic ^ | 5/15/09 | Robert P. Lockwood
    The film “Angels and Demons” brings up the Catholic Church’s so-called war on science and the church’s treatment of Italian scientist Galileo Galilei. The following analysis sheds much-needed light on the case. In October 1992, Cardinal Paul Poupard presented to Pope John Paul II the results of the Pontifical Academy study of the famous 1633 trial of Galileo. He reported the study’s conclusion that at the time of the trial, “theologians ... failed to grasp the profound non-literal meaning of the Scriptures” when they condemned Galileo for describing a universe that seemed to contradict Scripture. The headlines that followed screamed...
  • A Lying Bureaucrat is Often A Frightened One

    12/16/2008 6:22:55 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 475+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 16 Dec 2008 | .cnI redruM
    It doesn’t require a PhD in Male Bovine Scatology to detect the foul odor wafting from the following pronouncement by Professor William Ford.“This is really a great communications challenge,” said William Ford, a former Atlanta Fed chief who’s now at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. “It is going to take some educational effort to elaborate on how these policy options would work” because “people don’t know how to interpret what they are talking about.” When it comes to the policies employed thus far to combat our current economic downturn, people don’t have to interpret very much. The policies have...
  • Scientists say Copernicus' remains found

    11/20/2008 7:44:58 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 37 replies · 1,203+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 11/20/2008 | n/a
    WARSAW, Poland – Researchers believe they have identified the remains of Nicolaus Copernicus by comparing DNA from a skeleton they have found with that of hair retrieved from one of the 16th-century astronomer's books. Jerzy Gassowski, an academic at an archaeology school in Poland, also says facial reconstruction of the skull his team found buried in a cathedral in Poland closely resembles existing portraits of Copernicus...
  • rush limbaughs recent anti- Catholic rants- what is the reason?

    06/11/2007 3:38:58 PM PDT · by haole · 36 replies · 1,022+ views
    Limbaughs radio program ^ | 6/11/07 | self
    A couple of times, rusty has criticized the Catholic Church : once recently involving a distorted and incorrect presentation of what happened to Galileo, and then later followed it up, with a sarcastic " the Catholic Church would just declare it wrong "...... What has made rushbo turn into this nasty anti-Catholic? Many of his closest friends and people he admires, are Catholic. Like Bill Bennet, William F. Buckley, etc. It is almost like something happend to rush, and he is bitter about it.
  • Scientists seek Copernicus' uncle's remains to confirm finding

    08/26/2006 12:02:29 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 583+ views
    Ireland Online ^ | 5/28/06 | Ireland Online
    Polish archaeologists have launched a search for the grave of an uncle of Nicolaus Copernicus in hopes the relative’s DNA can confirm that remains they found last year are indeed those of the 16th-century astronomer, the head of the research team said today. “We are almost sure we found Copernicus’s remains last year, but we still need to confirm it through comparison with the DNA of someone related on the female side,” said Jerzy Gassowski, who is head of the Archaeology and Anthropology Institute in Pultusk in central Poland. The team began its search this week for the coffin of...
  • Remains May Be That of Copernicus

    11/05/2005 2:20:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 743+ views
    Science Daily ^ | November 4
    FROMBORK, Poland, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A computer-generated reconstruction of a skull and partial remains discovered in Frombork, Poland, appears to resemble portraits of Nicolaus Copernicus. The remains, found in Frombork Cathedral, had been examined by specialists at the central crime laboratory in Warsaw. The examination determined the skull was of a man who had died at age 60 to 70, reported the BBC Friday. Copernicus -- who has been called the father of modern astronomy for his 16th century theory that the Earth orbited the Sun -- died in 1543 at age 70. The grave of Copernicus, a canon...
  • Copernicus' Grave Found in Polish Church

    11/03/2005 11:46:26 AM PST · by lizol · 76 replies · 1,881+ views
    Copernicus' Grave Found in Polish Church WARSAW, Poland - Polish archeologists believe they have located the grave of 16th-century astronomer and solar-system proponent Nicolaus Copernicus in a Polish church, one of the scientists announced Thursday. Copernicus, who died in 1543 at 70 after challenging the ancient belief that the sun revolved around the earth, was buried at the Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Frombork, 180 miles north of the capital, Warsaw. Jerzy Gassowski, head of an archaeology and anthropology institute in Pultusk, central Poland, said his four-member team found what appears to be the skull of the Polish...
  • The “Cartesian Split” Is a Hallucination; Ergo, We Should Get Rid of It

    06/12/2005 7:27:56 PM PDT · by betty boop · 252 replies · 8,541+ views
    June 12, 2005 | Jean F. Drew
    The “Cartesian Split” Is a Hallucination; Ergo, We Should Get Rid of It by Jean F. Drew The Ancient Heritage of Western Science The history of science goes back at least two and a half millennia, to the pre-Socratics of ancient Greece. Democritus and Leucippus were the fathers of atomic theory — at least they were the first thinkers ever to formulate one. Heraclitus was the first thinker to consider what in the modern age developed as the laws of thermodynamics. Likewise Plato’s Chora, in the myth of the Demiurge (see Timaeus), may have been the very first anticipation of...
  • Confused by the Copernican Cliché

    An Old Urban Legend Confused by the Copernican Cliché Breakpoint With Charles Colson September 9, 2003 Dr. Dennis Danielson, professor of English at the Universityof British Columbia , has some advice: Don’t believe everything you read in textbooks. Speaking at the meeting of the American Scientific Affiliation in July, Danielson noted that the conventional wisdom says that when scholars thought the earth was the center of the universe, then humans were the king of the cosmic hill, creatures in God’s image. But when Copernicus discovered Earth orbited the Sun, man concluded that he was a mere animal—or so the story...
  • Erskine Bowles, State Democrat Party Forced to Pull "Misleading" Ad

    09/19/2002 3:53:35 PM PDT · by callisto · 45 replies · 572+ views
    NCGOP Email ^ | Sept. 19, 2002 | NC GOP
    Erskine Bowles, State Democrat Party Forced to Pull "Misleading" Ad; "Admitted Liar" Scott Falmlen Up to Old Tricks Deceiving Seniors (Raleigh) - Erskine Bowles and the North Carolina Democrat Party launched the first negative attack ad of the U.S. Senate general election on Tuesday but were forced to pull the ad later in the day after the Charlotte Observer complained that it was "misleading." "Erskine Bowles is lying about Elizabeth Dole and, given the fact that Scott Falmlen was involved, it's not surprising," said Bill Cobey, Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party. "Scott Falmlen has lied to seniors in...
  • Entrepreneurial spirit suffering

    09/18/2002 6:11:45 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 11 replies · 394+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | 9/18/02 | Jim Hopkins
    <p>For the first time in more than 50 years, entrepreneurs are failing to lead the United States out of recession, government data suggest.</p> <p>The impact is broad. Experts say flagging entrepreneurship might partly explain the wobbly rebound: Fewer start-ups mean fewer new jobs and innovations.</p>
  • Does Patriotism Mean Love of Big Govt?

    09/14/2002 3:00:00 PM PDT · by LibertyBelt · 33 replies · 599+ views
    Since When Does Patriotism Mean Love of Big Government? By Chuck Baldwin September 2002 Patriotism seems to have taken on a strange new definition. Love for country has been replaced with love for big government. At one time, American patriotism meant love for liberty, love for family, love for faith, and love for the principles articulated in America's founding documents. No more. Today, only people who demand increased government protection, increased government handouts, and increased government bureaucracies are considered patriotic. Today's Americans look to the federal government to solve virtually every problem, to protect them from virtually any adversary, and...
  • Vermont Homeschooler Needs Urgent Help!

    09/13/2002 7:28:37 PM PDT · by Truant Mom · 31 replies · 1,161+ views
    Self | 13 September 2002 | Truant Mom
    VERMONT HOMESCHOOLER NEEDS HELP!!! Tonight (September 13, 2002) at approximately 6:00 p.m. the home of Patricia O'Dell's ailing mother was surrounded by state police, SRS agents and local police the same way the Gonzales house was surrounded in Florida a few years ago. Patricia informed them they could not enter the home without a warrant. While the house remained surrounded these stormtroopers went and got their warrant and then kicked in the back door. Patricia was visiting her ailing mother who was just recently released from the hospital. Patricia's mother was summarily threatened with pepper spray and Patricia was dragged...
  • H. R. 5005`Homeland Security Act of 2002' [ A full text version]

    09/08/2002 8:38:55 AM PDT · by M.K. Borders · 12 replies · 446+ views
    Thomas Web Search ^ | July 24, 2002 | THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    107th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5005 [Report No. 107-609, Part I] To establish the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES JUNE 24, 2002 Mr. ARMEY (for himself, Mr. HASTERT, Mr. DELAY, Mr. WATTS of Oklahoma, Mr. COX, Ms. PRYCE of Ohio, Mrs. CUBIN, Mr. TOM DAVIS of Virginia, Mr. BLUNT, Mr. PORTMAN, Mr. ADERHOLT, Mr. AKIN, Mr. BALLENGER, Mr. BARR of Georgia, Mr. BASS, Mr. BEREUTER, Mr. BOEHLERT, Mr. BONILLA, Mrs. BONO, Mr. BRADY of Texas, Mr. BROWN of South Carolina, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. BUYER, Mr. CALVERT, Mr. CAMP, Mr....
  • Senate Candidate Elizabeth Dole Remains an Enigma

    09/07/2002 2:58:12 PM PDT · by technochick99 · 32 replies · 371+ views
    Women's Enews ^ | 9/5/02 | Allison Stevens
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WOMENSENEWS)--A gracious southerner who has successfully blurred the line between a moderate and conservative Republican throughout her long career in public life, Elizabeth Dole does not seem like the next Jesse Helms. Yet that is what the North Carolina Senate hopeful says she will be if elected to succeed Helms, the five-term firebrand who will retire in January after having championed the conservative movement's anti-abortion, anti-women's rights agenda for the past three decades. Having spent decades in Washington as a high-profile bureaucrat and senatorial spouse, Dole moved to her native North Carolina last year shortly after she kicked...
  • A Dearth of Information About the Jesse Helms Senate Seat(My Title)

    09/04/2002 5:29:06 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 23 replies · 553+ views
    Jim Parker For Senate Website ^ | January 2002 | Jim Parker
    BODY { scrollbar-3d-light-color:#OOCCFF; scrollbar-arrow-color:#ff0000; scrollbar-base-color:#ffffff; scrollbar-dark-shadow-color:#000000; scrollbar-face-color:#OOCCFF; scrollbar-highlight-color:#0000ff; scrollbar-shadow-color:#000000} Welcome Sign up Here for Campaign E-Updates Paid for by the:Jim Parker for Senate Campaign P.O. Box 2571 Lumberton, NC 28359 Take the Parker - Dole Poll Jim Parker's Radio and Television Spots        I am a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate and I need your help in saving the Republican Party from itself.         Since last summer when Senator Helms announced his retirement, Republican leaders in Washington and Raleigh have been working feverishly to sell North Carolinians on the idea of Elizabeth Dole as our next...
  • NEGROES WITH GUNS - The story of how the 2nd Amendment prevented bloodshed in the 60's.

    09/03/2002 6:36:27 PM PDT · by vannrox · 61 replies · 1,969+ views
    Black Man with a Gun ^ | 12/29/01 12:22:27 | Dr. Michael S. Brown of Vancouver, WA
    FROM:Dr. Michael S. Brown of Vancouver, WA TOPIC:"NEGROES WITH GUNS" 12/29/01 12:22:27 The year was 1957. Monroe, North Carolina, was a rigidly segregated town where all levels of white society and government were dedicated to preserving the racial status quo. Blacks who dared to speak out were subject to brutal, sadistic violence. It was common practice for convoys of Ku Klux Klan members to drive through black neighborhoods shooting in all directions. A black physician who owned a nice brick house on a main road was a frequent target of racist anger. In the summer of 1957, a Klan...

    08/21/2002 2:07:03 PM PDT · by basil · 28 replies · 1,264+ views
    Forum on Right to Carry Laws | 08-21-02 | Mark Stephens
    The Texas legislature passed the Right-To-Carry Law in 1995. Seven years later, Texas citizens, legally licensed to carry concealed handguns, are being prevented from doing so.You are cordially invited to join former Texas Senator Jerry Patterson, candidate for State Land Commissioner and author of the Texas Right-To-Carry Law; Suzanna Hupp, State Representative District 54, Dan West, President of the Texas Concealed Handgun Instructors Association, and Texas residents as more is revealed about this double standard during a regional panel discussion. This forum is open to the public, and takes place Aug 29, 2002, from 7pm to 9pm at the New...
  • On Sept. 11, we were all to blame

    08/07/2002 3:20:50 PM PDT · by rwfok · 62 replies · 522+ views ^ | August 7, 2002 | Kathleen Parker
    As President Bush heads off to his beloved, snake-infested Crawford, Texas, ranch for a "vacation" amid criticism that he ought to stay in the even hotter hell-hole that is our nation's capital in August; And while Time magazine's epic on who-knew-what-when has the left and right bickering over which administration -George W. Bush's or Bill Clinton's -deserves the greater blame for the September 11th terrorist attacks; I have a question for you: Where were you on Aug. 20, 1998, and what were you thinking about? Here's a clue: Monica. I pose the question as a reminder that we are our...
  • Editor's File | A letter to Coulter

    09/01/2002 6:01:01 AM PDT · by Kay Ludlow · 106 replies · 4,449+ views
    Centre Daily Time ^ | 9/1/02 | Bob Unger
    Posted on Sun, Sep. 01, 2002 Editor's File | A letter to Coulter runger Dear Ann Coulter: You're fired. It's not that extreme viewpoints are unwelcome on the opinion pages of the Centre Daily Times. All political viewpoints, from Cal Thomas on the right to Molly Ivins on the left, are welcome here. But, we don't welcome haters, Ann, and that's what you are. Well, you are either a hater or a hypocrite who calls names and spews enmity because you believe it will get your pretty face on television more or sell more copies of your best-selling books. In...
  • Barber shop owner, thought to be hero, pleads guilty to shooting robbery suspect

    08/29/2002 6:14:17 PM PDT · by Jalapeno · 48 replies · 464+ views
    court tv online ^ | Matthew Gilbert
    Updated August 29, 2002, 3:50 p.m. ET Barber shop owner, thought to be hero, pleads guilty to shooting robbery suspect By Matthew Gilbert Court TV A barber shop owner who many praised as a hero for chasing and fatally shooting a robbery suspect has pleaded guilty rather than go on trial. Wayne Martin, 55, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Monday, just hours before he was to stand trial for second-degree murder. Martin faces up to four years in prison when he is sentenced on Nov. 6. He had faced 15 to 25 years had he been convicted of the murder...
  • Why do Bush/Ashcroft continue anti-gun policies?

    08/28/2002 5:16:11 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 269 replies · 1,441+ views
    Keep and Bear Arms ^ | 28 August 2002 | Harry Schneider
    The Bush administration is taking the most radical anti-gun position possible in the most important Supreme Court case in 60 years. The announced Bush position is that US Courts should not be allowed to even consider restoring the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans who lost those rights under the GCA 68 provision that says that your gun rights are forfeit if you were ever convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors. This includes domestic felonies like bringing a single round of hollow point pistol ammunition into New Jersey. The loss of gun rights is ex-post-facto and foreign felonies are included,...
  • Tao Of Gun

    08/27/2002 9:39:12 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 8 replies · 276+ views ^ | 1999 | Richard Roberts
    Dedication On April 30, 1999, Hollis Littlecreek, my flute teacher, mentor and friend, passed from this world. Hollis, an Anishinabe Native American elder who freely shared his teachings, was an important catalyst at many points in my life. How appropriate that on the day Hollis left, I would apply for my Massachusetts Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permit. I could imagine him laughing to himself. For while his pipe, his flutes and his tools were never far away, neither was his gun -- and among those who visited with him, I was one of the most unlikely to get one. Introduction...
  • Keeping kids safe from guns

    08/21/2002 2:15:20 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 13 replies · 402+ views [New Haven, CT] ^ | August 20, 2002 | Staff
    (New Haven-WTNH, Aug. 20, 2002 5:12 PM) _ Does Connecticut law do enough to keep kids safe from gun violence? That question is being raised after two separate incidents with kids and guns had deadly consequences. In both cases it was a child who pulled trigger and two young people were killed. The laws are there. They require gun safety locks and the person who owns the gun is responsible no matter who pulls the trigger. It's obvious those laws don't always keep guns out of kids hands, so the question is what can be done to prevent another tragic...
  • Editorial Promotes Concealed Carry

    08/23/2002 6:36:04 AM PDT · by R. Eugene Wallace · 20 replies · 221+ views
    Shooters Exchange Magazine | 7/8/02 | John Robert Richards
    No longer Unarmed and Pleasant... by: John Robert Richards As I picked up a local paper today, I read a headline: Woman says she owes her life to gun-toting neighbor. I finished reading the article and realized that the woman would have been dead and also the neighbor if the neighbor had not intervened and killed the attacker. Just being a concerned neighbor with out a gun would have resulted in an innocent life being taken in addition to the criminal’s intended victim. The only conclusion I can draw is that it was fortunate that a neighbor to this lady...
  • The Politics Of Temper In The Gun Rights Fight

    08/16/2002 3:09:25 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 32 replies · 462+ views
    March's California CCW Website ^ | 15 August 2002 | Jim March
    On the 9th of August of this year, 61 year old Donald W. Matthews of Canton Ohio fled in his car from a vehicle stop, after being pulled over doing somewhere around 10mph over posted limits. He had allowed the stopping officer to see his driver’s license held up to the window, but kept the window rolled up and didn’t want to turn over the license. He was armed with an old Czech pistol in an obscure very-high-velocity .32 caliber, carried illegally under Ohio law and a felony bust if they had spotted it. It seems probable to me that...