Wednesday, April 12, 2006


For those of you who are keeping score, it was on this date in 1633 that the examination of Galileo Galilei by the Office of the Inquisition began. This was when the powers of the Church lost all notions of truth they ever held in the conflict between empiricism and theism. Made just about as much sense in Galileo's time as it does today in the theism of the Mullahs when they decided to try to suppress the writing of books questioning the certainty of Allah. Allah akbar... right? What if your life hung in such a balance?