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(Ars Technica)   Galileo's observational notes on the moons of Jupiter turn out to be fake, so geocentrism is real and Donald Trump is Holy Roman Emperor   (arstechnica.com) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Galileo Galilei, Moon, Sidereus Nuncius, Galilean moons, Natural satellite, Jupiter, University of Michigan library, Forgery  
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2022-08-19 1:03:08 PM  
Subby isn't a real MAGAT.  You know how i know.  They didn't tack a "Suck it liberals!" on to the end.
 
2022-08-19 1:42:13 PM  
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2022-08-19 1:56:52 PM  
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Subby jokes but those Italians sure loved Trump, so I wonder why they beamed all those Biden votes into Wisconsin or where ever?
 
2022-08-19 2:15:07 PM  
Notes claimed to be Galileo's turn out to be fake, not Galileo's notes turn out to be fake.
 
2022-08-19 2:18:49 PM  
The letter is on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Galileo_manuscript.png

but this revelation hasn't made it there or onto the pages that use the image

I checked these using pages
Galileo Galilei
Jupiter
Scientific Revolution

and they are all protected against vandalism some of which seems associated with Bohemian Rapsody.

The news did make it to the forger's page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobia_Nicotra
 
2022-08-19 2:21:24 PM  

falkone32: Notes claimed to be Galileo's turn out to be fake, not Galileo's notes turn out to be fake.


Yeah, it's a fake draft of an actual letter that's kept in Venice.
 
2022-08-19 2:28:05 PM  
Of course its fake. It was scribbled out by McCoy after Spock told him to shut the fark up when they were stranded on that planet in the shuttle.
 
2022-08-19 2:43:05 PM  
The Church burned Galileo's first observations:

"17 July, Today I discovered that I have a direct view to the nunnery showers...

"4 September, I guess I should get back to looking at Jupiter"
 
2022-08-19 3:39:28 PM  
FTFA: Galileo concluded that the objects were not fixed stars but small moons that revolved around the planet. And if Jupiter had four orbiting moons, then the Earth could not be the fixed center of the universe, as most scholars believed at the time.

How does Jupiter having 4 moons prove that Earth isn't the center of the universe?
 
2022-08-19 4:03:23 PM  
This is bad NOOSE

/for the Crutch
 
2022-08-19 4:26:10 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: Galileo concluded that the objects were not fixed stars but small moons that revolved around the planet. And if Jupiter had four orbiting moons, then the Earth could not be the fixed center of the universe, as most scholars believed at the time.

How does Jupiter having 4 moons prove that Earth isn't the center of the universe?


Earth being the center of the universe required that everything revolve around the Earth, otherwise the universe wouldn't be symmetric and thus there was no center.
 
2022-08-19 4:26:21 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: Galileo concluded that the objects were not fixed stars but small moons that revolved around the planet. And if Jupiter had four orbiting moons, then the Earth could not be the fixed center of the universe, as most scholars believed at the time.

How does Jupiter having 4 moons prove that Earth isn't the center of the universe?


Everything would have to orbit Earth, not Jupiter.
 
2022-08-19 4:27:53 PM  
One of the more bizarre things I can think of is when people hate President Donald Trump so much that they go out of their way to force themselves to think of him by constantly bringing him up. Many of you have serious problems upstairs of your own makings.
 
2022-08-19 6:09:28 PM  
The single-leaf manuscript in question purported to be a draft of an August 24, 1609, letter that Galileo wrote to the doge of Venice

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2022-08-19 11:21:39 PM  

WoodyHayes: One of the more bizarre things I can think of is when people hate President Donald Trump so much that they go out of their way to force themselves to think of him by constantly bringing him up. Many of you have serious problems upstairs of your own makings.


Buttery males.
 
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