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Galileo and the Infinite Universe: science, heresy, and the Inquisition

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method public lecture

Galileo was convicted in 1633 of defending Copernicanism, but he was also seeking to undermine Christianity. Professor Wootton will show that Galileo was no Christian, and that he welcomed the idea of an infinite universe with other inhabited worlds because he wanted to show that the universe was not made for man.

David Wootton is Anniversary Professor of History at the University of York, author of Bad Medicine: doctors doing harm since Hippocrates and most recently Galileo: watcher of the skies.


Professor David Wootton | talks


Date and Time:

11 November 2010 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Hong Kong Theatre
Clement House
London School of Economics and Political Science

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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