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Galileo Galilei

Speech delivered at the Sapienza University of Rome

Thursday Feb 15, 1990
Rome, Italy

On 15 February 1990, in a speech delivered at the Sapienza University of Rome, Cardinal Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) cited some current views on the Galileo affair as forming what he called "a symptomatic case that permits us to see how deep the self-doubt of the modern age, of science and technology goes today".


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