The Popes and Science: The History of the Papal Relations to Science During the Middle Ages and Down to Our Own Time

Fordham University Press, 1908 - 431 pages

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Page 179 - When we arrive at the end of the thirteenth and the beginning of the fourteenth century...
Page 396 - You are my true and honourable wife; As dear to me, as are the ruddy drops That visit my sad heart.
Page 293 - ... all that is here set down is the result of our own experience, or has been borrowed from authors, whom we know to have written what their personal experience has confirmed: for in these matters experience alone can give certainty.
Page 392 - Professor Huxley, writing to St. George Mivart, 12 November, 1885, says that, after looking into the Galileo case while he was on the ground in Italy, he had arrived at the conclusion that " the Pope and the College of Cardinals had rather the best of it." In our own time M. Bertrand, the perpetual secretary of the French Academy of Sciences, declared that " the great lesson for those who would wish to oppose reason with violence was clearly to be read in Galileo's story, and the scandal of his condemnation...
Page iii - Great additions have of late been made to our knowledge of the past ; the long conspiracy against the revelation of truth has gradually given way, and competing historians all over the civilized world have been zealous to take advantage of the change.
Page 389 - When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
Page 46 - Mondino because she would cleanse most skilfully the smallest vein, the arteries, all ramifications of the vessels, without lacerating or dividing them ; and to prepare them for demonstration she would fill them with various colored liquids, which, after having been driven into the vessels, would harden without destroying the vessels. Again, she would paint these same vessels to their minute branches so perfectly and color them so naturally that, added to the wonderful explanations and teachings...
Page 296 - Whoever believes that Aristotle was a God must also believe that he never erred, but if we believe that Aristotle was a man, then doubtless he was liable to err just as we are.
Page 354 - It would almost seem as if this fiction had its origin in the poet's recollection of that peculiar and rare phosphorescent condition of the ocean, when luminous points appear to rise from the breaking waves, and spreading themselves over the surface of the waters, convert the liquid plain into a moving sea of sparkling stars.
Page 351 - There, said they, is mount Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem, the innumerable company of Angels, and the Spirits of just men made perfect.

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