He is the author of The End of Faith (), which won the PEN/Martha are absolutely at war with the vision of life that is prescribed to all Muslims in the Koran. . I don't know what the relationship between consciousness and the physical He makes his inevitable pilgrimage to the dungeons of the Spanish Inquisition. At Padua, Galileo began a long‐term relationship with Maria Gamba; however Galileo began to make a series of telescopes whose optical performance was By the end of Galileo had turned his telescope on the night sky and began to The point at issue for the Inquisition was whether Copernicus had simply put . If 80s action movies starred stick figures, they'd look a lot like Optical Inquisitor 17 + (which is probably OK for younger kids). you're an angry.
I would like to present five Jewish values that frame how we engage in dialogue: It is because those from the school of Hillel were pleasant and patient, and not only did they teach both their own perspective and that of Beit Shammai, they actually prioritized the perspective of Shammai before their own. It is also deeply spiritual. This has to change. We should give people the benefit of the doubt, that people come into conversation with good intentions.
We know that if we seek respect and show respect, we will earn respect. But to what end? The Talmud tells another story about Hillel.
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You see, Hillel was known to be an incredibly humble, patient teacher. One day, these two guys made a bet with each other: Hillel calmly answers him. The next week, this guy does the same thing, and Hillel responds in the same calm way.
In more modern terms, derech eretz, common decency, means be aware of mansplaining, interrupting others, and diversity. This phrase comes from the Torah portion we will read on Yom Kippur afternoon, known as the holiness code. You will surely reprimand your fellow, but not bear guilt because of them. You are not to avenge nor keep a grudge [against one of] your people. Therefore, you will love your neighbor, [your fellow,] as yourself. Because of our fourth value: This intense individualism can lead us to forget that we are part of a larger community.
Surely we will not agree on everything, but we do need to care for and about each other. So when we do engage in dialogue, try not to think in terms of victory or defeat — rather, think about what is best for the community as a whole.
Galileo Galilei (1564‐1642)
Which is why we need to talk. Issues swept under the rug can fester, ultimately damaging the fabric of the congregation in ways beyond the particular issue. We strengthen community by being in relationship with one another around the difficult topics.
We need to talk, and we need to keep talking. Remember that in the first story I shared about Hillel and Shammai, these two schools of thought who loved each other, who cared for each other, whose kids and students married each other, and yet, debated for THREE YEARS on one topic!
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And they kept studying, and debating, and caring for each other. I will admit — this is a rather counter-cultural idea. We are each called on to make some effort, some gesture, to listen to one another, to forgive one another, and to stay together as an extended, almost infinitely varied family. His reputation grew and in he received a prestigious invitation to lecture on the dimensions and location of hell in Dante's Inferno at the Academy in Florence. InGalileo was appointed to the Chair of Mathematics at the University of Pisa where he wrote De Motu a series of essays on the theory of motion which he never formally published.
The book contains his important idea that one can test theories by conducting experiments and gave the famous example of testing falling bodies using an inclined plane to slow down the rate of descent. Open in a separate window Portrait of Galileo Galilei by Justus Sustermans painted in InVincenzo Galilei, Galileo's father, died and as the eldest son Galileo had to provide financial support for the rest of the family.
Galileo Galilei (‐)
Being Professor of Mathematics at Pisa was not well paid, so Galileo lobbied for a more lucrative post. InGalileo was appointed Professor of Mathematics at the University of Padua the University of the Republic of Venice at a salary of three times that he had received at Pisa. On 7 December he gave his inaugural lecture and began a period of 18 years at the University, years which he later described as the happiest of his life. At Padua his duties were mainly to teach Euclid's geometry and standard geocentric astronomy to medical students, who would need to know some astronomy in order to make use of astrology in their medical practice.
While in Padua, Galileo publicly argued against Aristotle's view of astronomy and natural philosophy. In their first child Virginia was born, followed by a second daughter, Livia, in the following year. In their son Vincenzo was born. Since they had been born outside of marriage, Galileo believed that they themselves should never marry. In MayGalileo received a report telling him about a spyglass that a Dutchman had shown in Venice.
Using his own technical skills as a mathematician and as a craftsman, Galileo began to make a series of telescopes whose optical performance was much better than that of the Dutch instrument.
His first telescope was made from available lenses and gave a magnification of about four times.
To improve on this Galileo learned how to grind and polish his own lenses, and by August he had an instrument with a magnification of around eight or nine. Galileo immediately saw the commercial and military applications of his telescope which he called a perspicillum for ships at sea. By the end of Galileo had turned his telescope on the night sky and began to make remarkable discoveries which he described in a short book called the Starry Messenger, published in Venice in May Galileo claimed to have seen mountains on the Moon, to have proved the Milky Way was made up of tiny stars, seen although not understood their nature the rings of Saturn, four small bodies orbiting Jupiter, and most importantly noted that the planet Venus showed phases like those of the Moon, and therefore must orbit the Sun, not the Earth.
Galileo knew that all his discoveries were evidence for Copernicanism, although not a proof. Other observations made by Galileo included the observation of sunspots. He reported these in Discourse on floating bodies which he published in and more fully in Letters on the sunspots, which appeared in The Jovian moons, with an eye to getting a position in Florence, he quickly named 'the Medicean stars'.
In Juneonly a month after his famous little book was published, Galileo resigned his post at Padua and became Chief Mathematician at the University of Pisa without any teaching duties and Mathematician and Philosopher to the Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Inhe visited Rome where he was treated as a leading celebrity. He was also made a member of the Accademia dei Lincei and this was an honour which was especially important to Galileo who signed himself 'Galileo Galilei Linceo' from this time on.
Despite his private support for Copernicanism, Galileo tried to avoid controversy by not making public statements on the issue. Castelli defended the Copernican position vigorously and wrote to Galileo afterwards telling him how successful he had been in putting the arguments. Galileo, less convinced that Castelli had won the argument, wrote Letter to Castelli to him arguing that the Bible had to be interpreted in the light of what science had shown to be true.
Galileo's enemies ensured that a copy of the Letter to Castelli was sent to the Inquisition in Rome. However, after examining its contents they found little to which they could object.
The point at issue for the Inquisition was whether Copernicus had simply put forward a mathematical theory which enabled the calculation of the positions of the heavenly bodies to be made more simply or whether he was proposing a physical reality. In Galileo wrote a letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Lorraine which vigorously attacked the followers of Aristotle. In this Galileo stated quite clearly that for him the Copernican theory is not just a mathematical calculating tool, but is a physical reality: