Quotation by Galileo Galilei

I would say here something that was heard from an ecclesiastic of the most eminent degree; "That the intention of the Holy Ghost is to teach us how one goes to heaven, not how the heaven goes."
Galileo Galilei (1564–1642), Italian scientist. Letter to the Grand Duchess Christine (1615), p. 63, The Philosophy of the 16th and 17th Centuries, ed. R.H. Popkin, The Free Press, New York (1966).

Galileo's defense for his astronomical theories that seemed to conflict with the Bible.
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