14 6 / 2012

thestuartkings:

Galileo’s Finger 
The middle digit from Galileo’s right hand is mounted on a marble base and encased in a crystal jar.
The finger was removed when the astronomer’s body when it was exhumed from his unconsecrated grave and transferred to a mausoleum in a Florentine church in 1737. It is usually on display at Florence’s Museum of the History of Science.
Galileo, who lived from 1564 to 1642, was condemned by the Church for teaching that the Earth revolves around the Sun and in 1633 was tried and convicted of heresy by the Inquisition.
He spent the last nine years of his life under house arrest.

thestuartkings:

Galileo’s Finger 

The middle digit from Galileo’s right hand is mounted on a marble base and encased in a crystal jar.

The finger was removed when the astronomer’s body when it was exhumed from his unconsecrated grave and transferred to a mausoleum in a Florentine church in 1737. It is usually on display at Florence’s Museum of the History of Science.

Galileo, who lived from 1564 to 1642, was condemned by the Church for teaching that the Earth revolves around the Sun and in 1633 was tried and convicted of heresy by the Inquisition.

He spent the last nine years of his life under house arrest.

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    Galileo’s Finger The middle digit from Galileo’s right hand is mounted on a marble base and encased in a crystal jar....
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    This disgusts but fascinates me at the same time.
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    I find it very fitting that...his middle finger, even if
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