Scientists found a letter that Galileo had deceived the Inquisition

Ученые нашли письмо, которым Галилей обманул инквизицию

Found the forged letter of Galileo

The letter was written in self-censorship instead of the original, which Galileo announced the slander of enemies.

In the archives of the Royal society of Italian historians found a letter of Galileo Galilei, which he tried to deceive the Church and to divert suspicion from himself to the Inquisition. Information was published in a report in the journal Nature.

In 1613, Galileo wrote the famous letter to his pupil, the Abbe Castelli, defending the heliocentric model of the Solar system. Galileo wrote that Scripture refers only to the salvation of the soul in scientific matters is not authoritative: “no one is saying Scripture has no such coercive force, which is any phenomenon of nature,” he argued. The letter was published in open sources, which resulted in a wave of denunciations to the Inquisition.

To improve its reputation, Galileo went to the trick. He announced that this letter was written by his enemies in order to blacken the name of the scientist. In parallel, he prepared a new version of the letter, which found the researchers. If he originally wrote that the provisions in the Bible “about, if we go by literal meaning of the words”, in a new version called them “different from the truth”. Many other statements have also been replaced with a softer synonyms. Letter he through Roman priest gave to the Vatican.

However, self-censorship is still not saved Galileo in 1633, Rome was the inquisitorial process, the results of which the scientist was sentenced to life in prison, which was soon replaced by house arrest and lifetime supervision of the Inquisition.

We will remind, in the river found the sunken boat of the XVI century. And in the Czech Republic the dog found the treasure of the bronze age. Among the historical artifacts was bronze sickles, spearheads, axes and bracelets.

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