Friday, February 17, 2012

Remembering Giordano Bruno

Today we remember Giordano Bruno (1548 - 1600), an Italian friar and astronomer who was burned at the stake by the Inquisition for proposing the heretical idea of heliocentrism and saying that the universe contains an infinite number of worlds maybe inhabited by other peoples. Imagine that!

So much for the church's tolerance and benevolence.

More on the poor brave Mr. Bruno in Wikipedia