Posted inScience

Fact check: The Inquisition convicted Galileo of heresy, not science fraud

Reading Time: 6 minutes Catholics even today can’t seem to give up the conceit that legendary Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) wasn’t persecuted by the Church in the 17th century for heretical religion but, instead, for bad science. As if. No matter that the Inquisition, the Church’s fearsome heresy-prosecuting arm in the Middle Ages, convicted the pioneering, cosmos-exploring scientist […]

Posted inReligion

Christianity Is Elitist

Reading Time: 4 minutes This is one of those arguments that I have long maintained but have never got round to putting into writing. I can’t tell you the number of hours I have spent either talking directly to Christians, including very close friends in the Tippling Philosophers, or talking online or in writing my books about the nature […]

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