Christie’s Law

I think we need a new rule for Internet discussions on the history of science.

I present Christie’s Law:

In any Internet history of science discussion on the relationship between religion and science the first person to invoke the Galileo Affair has lost.

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Aging freak who fell in love with the history of science and now resides mostly in the 16th century.
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5 Responses to Christie’s Law

  1. Will Thomas says:

    Approved: we need more easily identifiable “starting points” for discussion.

  2. Corollary: anyone who compares themselves (or others) to Galileo or Bruno in said debate should be burnt at the stake.

  3. Rebekah Higgitt says:

    Just seen the {insert adjective} comment that led to this. Wholeheartedly agree!

    • Thony C. says:

      My five-millionth such comment or at least it feels like that.

      You don’t think religion/the Church is fundamentally against science: “THE GALILEO AFFAIR!” That got you!

      Sometimes I just feel like weeping or maybe punching something 😉

      John’s Corollary is wonderful I almost sprayed my computer with tea when I first read it.

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