ManateeGag: Lucky LaRue: Conclusion: Venus' climate is not the result of global warming.Venus started pretty warm to begin with.
Feepit: He was also flogging around a bunch of craziness about Egyptian gods, mysticism, and other nonsense, which ultimately served to undermine Copernicus' ideas.
give me doughnuts: Venus' atmosphere is 96.5% carbon-dioxide.Water vapor measures in at 20 ppm, or 0.002%There is more argon or sulfur-dioxide than water.
Son of Thunder: Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: All of Bruno's "crimes" were various forms of blasphemy.According to the learned intellects populating the thread, Bruno's crimes are in two categories: (1) irrelevant religious stuff, and (2) FOR SCIENCE!Reality is closer to your statement, though. Bruno's trial was about religious stuff, and, as I said earlier, has jack-all to do with science. This makes it disingenuous in the extreme to use (as many are) as an alleged case study in the debunked Conflict Thesis.
Feepit: My complaint is that someone who was not a scientist, did nothing to further science and arguably set it back by nearly transforming a legitimate theory into an occult belief, had nothing to do with science ... was used in a show supposedly about science as an example of someone persecuted for the sake of science.
Son of Thunder: Joe USer: He was imprisoned and executed for thinking differently and telling other people his beliefs.Yes, and that was wrong, and still has jack-all to do with science.
Feepit: So if a newspaper ...
Feepit: his lesser crime
Codenamechaz: I somehow got to number 5Wherein he unironically presents an argument that the universe wasn't created in a year, as if he lives in a world where metaphors and comparisons do not exist
Son of Thunder: Except for the part where it didn't cost him his life. Going around telling everybody to drop Jesus and switch to a Greco-Egyptian mystery-religion cost him his life. Advocating Copernican astronomy was not a heresy in 1600, and the notion of Bruno as a free-thought martyr is entirely a construction of 19th-Century revisionists, no longer taken seriously by actual historians.
nmrsnr: For those who might even for a moment think he has a point about Venus let me explain:He is correct that CO2 did not cause the climate of Venus to rise to 900 degrees, but it was caused by a greenhouse effect and another greenhouse gas: water vapor.
DarnoKonrad: It's not Galileo and Pythagoras. It's Bruno and Eratosthenes.
StrangeQ: According to him it was just because he refused to recant his views that were contrary to those of the church...which apparently makes it perfectly okay to torture and execute a person.
Cybernetic: I did think it was odd that the show spent so much time on Bruno. But overall I thought the show was very good.
doyner: ManateeGag: Lucky LaRue: Conclusion: Venus' climate is not the result of global warming.Venus started pretty warm to begin with.And here I always thought that the"greenhouse effect" was a process by which heat is trapped in an atmosphere. I guess that doesn't happen on Venus because free market.
TheOmni: But the sound in space section of this article seems to be thrown in so that it could have one thing correct to try and lend credence to the rest of his absurd ramblings. And I don't even know where to begin on that last part. Does he not know how metaphors work?
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