Galileo’s reputation is more hyperbole than truth | Curio

Galileo’s reputation is more hyperbole than truth

9 mins | May 28, 2017

If you ask people to name the greatest scientist of all time, many will most probably answer: Galileo. The descriptions sound too good to be true – and they are. Galileo’s vast reputation, and the hyperbolic accolades that go with it, are not justified by the real history.

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From Aeon magazine