Four centuries later: how to close the Galileo case?

  • Michael Segre
  • Published 2011 in
    Physis; rivista internazionale di storia della…

Abstract

The "Galileo case" is still open: John Paul II's 1979 initiative to "recognize wrongs from whatever side they come" was carried out in an unsatisfactory manner. The task would have been easy had the Pontifical Study Commission created for that purpose concentrated on the 1616 decree alone and declared it not in line with the hermeneutical guidelines of the… (More)

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