Friday, November 27, 2009

Strange Story of the Day

Definitely a WTF moment:
Two fingers and a tooth removed from Galileo Galilei's corpse in a Florentine basilica in the 18th century and given up for lost have been found again and will soon be put on display, an Italian museum director said Friday.
But here's my favorite part:
Galileo, who died in 1642, was condemned by the Vatican for saying the Earth revolved around the Sun. Church teaching at the time held that the Earth was the center of the universe. In the early 1990s, Pope John Paul II rehabilitated him, saying the church had erred.
It took til the 19-fucking-90s for the Vatican to say, "Oops. Our bad."?!?!

1 comment:

NowhereMan said...

Thats why so many Catholics are leaving the church.They are stuck in the Dark Ages. That and the coverup of priests touching alter boys,not allowing them or nins to marry etc.Tomorrow they may declare the world is in fact round.