A Poem by JimSlaughter

Author: JimSlaughter
Created: March 15, 2017 at 02:56 pm
Upload Type: Poem, A (18+)  
Category: General/Other | Humor | Humor
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What's science got to do with it, Galileo?

Galileo looked through a lens one day
And, boy, was he astounded.
The Earth wasn't flat as he'd been told,
It was, in fact, quite rounded.
Pope Urban VIII then came along
And said, "No, that's absolutely wrong,
For I, the Church, do not agree,
And I'm the Wise One.
It's just as plain as plain can be
Why my pontifical decree's
The Earth is flat and ends right there
At the horizon.
And for infallibility, you know, I am renownded."

So Galileo relented and recanted his boast
So he wouldn't be tortured
Or turned into toast.
A few centuries passed,
A new Pope said he guessed
His theory might have been misjudged,
Since back then science was begrudged,
And the Church owed him a pardon,
Or, at least, a papal "perhaps",
At the most.

Last Modified: March 18, 2017 at 11:17 am
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Author Notes

Just having a little more fun with history.

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