Not a martyr for science.

Those who still mistakenly subscribe to the White-Draper hypothesis of a war of religion against science, and these days it is mostly gnu atheists and their ilk, invariably produce lists of the martyrs of science, those considered to have fallen in the war. Almost without fail those lists include the sixteenth century Spanish mathematicus and physicus Michael Servetus (Span. Miguel Serveto) who was born 29th September 1511 and was burnt at the stake as a heretic in Geneva 27th October 1553, for once by the Calvinists and not the Catholics. [To read more go here]

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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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