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Brazil: 375 years of the Galileo affair

Categories: Latin America, Brazil, Freedom of Speech, History, Science

Vejo Tudo e Não Morro [1] [pt] reminds us that in February 13, 1633, exactly 375 years ago, Galileo Galilei stood Inquisition trial on suspicion of heresy for defending the heliocentric theory of Copernicus, whereas Western Christian biblical references would state that “the world is firmly established, it cannot be moved.”