1. Subscribermchill
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    Nicolaus Copernicus: 1473 - 1543. With only a few crude mathematical instruments and pen and paper he proved the sun was the center of the solar system and earth revolved around the sun; and did it at a time when it was a pretty dangerous thing to do, considering the Catholic inquisition was running amok at the time. I'm changing my avatar to honor this half-forgotten genius. πŸ™‚
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    πŸ‘
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    @mchill

    His published work on heliocentricity was on the Vatican list of forbidden books for several centuries.
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    @mchill said
    Nicolaus Copernicus: 1473 - 1543. With only a few crude mathematical instruments and pen and paper he proved the sun was the center of the solar system and earth revolved around the sun; and did it at a time when it was a pretty dangerous thing to do, considering the Catholic inquisition was running amok at the time. I'm changing my avatar to honor this half-forgotten genius. πŸ™‚
    In fact he has lots and lots of measurements, otherwise no prove would have been possible at all. So here is to the unknown astronomers (and Tycho Brahe, whom we do know) for nights and nights of precise measurements and data collection!
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    @moonbus said
    @mchill

    His published work on heliocentricity was on the Vatican list of forbidden books for several centuries.
    There are posters here today, in the spirituality forum, who are members of religious organisations which prohibit the reading of certain content.

    Unbelievable, isn’t it.
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    Just out of curiosity, what content and which organizations are you talking about?

    No need to identify any RHP members but it would be interesting to know details about the organizations and what particular content they do not allow.
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    @mchill said
    Nicolaus Copernicus: 1473 - 1543. With only a few crude mathematical instruments and pen and paper he proved the sun was the center of the solar system and earth revolved around the sun; and did it at a time when it was a pretty dangerous thing to do, considering the Catholic inquisition was running amok at the time. I'm changing my avatar to honor this half-forgotten genius. πŸ™‚
    Well he certainly made it well past what the average life expectancy was for the time. Genius.πŸ‘
  8. Subscribermchill
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    @ponderable said
    In fact he has lots and lots of measurements, otherwise no prove would have been possible at all. So here is to the unknown astronomers (and Tycho Brahe, whom we do know) for nights and nights of precise measurements and data collection!
    Well, you're just a little ray of sunshine, aren't you?
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    when folks just don't have a clue
    i keep on collecting data
  10. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @rookie54 said
    when folks just don't have a clue
    i keep on collecting data
    LOL...What an intelligent thing to do! πŸ™‚

    -VR
  11. SubscriberThe Gravedigger
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    @mchill said
    Nicolaus Copernicus: 1473 - 1543. With only a few crude mathematical instruments and pen and paper he proved the sun was the center of the solar system and earth revolved around the sun; and did it at a time when it was a pretty dangerous thing to do, considering the Catholic inquisition was running amok at the time. I'm changing my avatar to honor this half-forgotten genius. πŸ™‚
    You will become known on here as Copperknickers.
  12. Standard memberContenchess
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    4 thumbs down for me because I gave the original poster a thumbs up...

    You people need a psychiatrist πŸ€”
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    @mwmiller said
    @divegeester
    Just out of curiosity, what content and which organizations are you talking about?

    No need to identify any RHP members but it would be interesting to know details about the organizations and what particular content they do not allow.
    Jehovah’s Witneses
    The Lord’s recovery movement

    To name just two, but there are many others.
  14. SubscriberKewpie
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    @divegeester said
    Jehovah’s Witneses
    The Lord’s recovery movement

    To name just two, but there are many others.
    Several conservative Protestant religions have banned books lists. Exclusive Brethren ban tv and radio and internet as well.
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    @divegeester said
    There are posters here today, in the spirituality forum, who are members of religious organisations which prohibit the reading of certain content.

    Unbelievable, isn’t it.
    There will always be organizations that try to gain power by controlling what people think.
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