It is true that people like to boil complex historical events down to simple sound-bites, and that such simplification can cause distortion of the facts. The relevant facts of the case of Galileo, however, remain these: Galileo posited a cosmology based on the authority of observations and mathematics, and the church took a contrary position, for whatever reason, based on the authority of its scripture. The fact that Galileo turned out to be correct remains to this day as a serious challenge to the authority cited by the church. Pointing out that the "sound-bite" version fails to account for the intricacies of the personalities and events is merely an attempt to obfuscate the truth: the church actually had NO special insight into the cosmos, and continues to have none today.
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