On 22nd June 1633 Galileo Galilei was formally convicted of ‘vehement suspicion of heresy’ by the Holy Roman Catholic Church and sentenced to imprisonment. On the following day the sentence was commuted to house arrest.
If your philosophy of [scientific] history claims that the sequence should have been A→B→C, and it is C→A→B, then your philosophy of history is wrong. You have to take the data of history seriously.
John S. Wilkins 30th August 2009
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