Friday, July 20, 2012

Sorry Galileo Galilei, Catholicism's most famous theologian: Thomas Aquinas beat you to the Spherical Earth / round / ball Earth theory by (300 years) hundreds of years!

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Sorry Galileo Galilei, Catholicism's most famous theologian: Thomas Aquinas beat you to the Spherical Earth / round / ball Earth theory by (300 years) hundreds of years! In his Summa Theologica!

'Sciences are differentiated according to the various means through which knowledge is obtained. For the astronomer and the physicist both may prove the same conclusion: that the earth, for instance, is round: the astronomer by means of mathematics (i.e. abstracting from matter), but the physicist by means of matter itself.'

Thomas Aquinas the Summa Theologica | 'Question 1. The nature and extent of sacred doctrine' by Thomas Aquinas at 23 October, 1225-1275 A.D.

http://www.newadvent.org/summa/1001.htm
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