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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May 22, 2017
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An amusing take on an important time in scientific (and geograpic) history. Unfortunately this was a time when the church was too powerful and was viewed to be infallible. At least Galileo got the last laugh in the end as more modern science has shown. Flows and rhymes well in my opinion and I can see no problems here. Thanks for sharing

Thank you, P, for viewing. Yes, the Church has always been very reluctant to give up its ideas and beliefs, but has always seemed to think that others should do so as easy as "snap", and just because it says so.

 JimSlaughter replied on May 23, 2017

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