From: "scerir" <email@example.com>
> Galileo, working
> only on instinct and bits of rumors, never having actually *seen* the
> Dutch spyglass, had a 3-power telescope. After some refinement,
> he brought (August 1609, 21th) a 10-power telescope to Venice
> (San Marco bell-tower) and demonstrated it to a highly impressed
> Senate (they could see a distant church, at Padua).
Nice work! Thanks for the research.
I'll try to remember: August 21 (it's a Tuesday this year) is Galileo Day.
Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, CYC, and ELIZA
We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.
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