It’s June 22, 1633 in Italy Today

June 22, 1633 is the date that a Vatican Inquisition passed its judgment against Galileo Galilei for supporting the Copernican Theory of the universe. Today, 379 years after the date Galileo was condemned for being on the wrong side of the church, six Italian scientists and one government official were condemned by an Italian court for being on the wrong side of government because they failed to adequately warn of the deadly 2009 L’Aquila earthquake.

And so the Italian Enlightenment dies a second death at the hands of an Italian inquisition.

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