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2012-08-31 23:03:32

Science-writer Shaun Johnston has posted online the script for a 40-minute play designed to stimulate discussion among biology and philosophy student groups on the mechanism and meaning of evolution ROSENDALE, NY (PRWEB) August 31, 2012 Charles Darwin is in heaven, gazing down at Earth, when Galileo joins him to ask him, what´s so interesting down there? So begins a 40-minute dialogue between Darwin and Galileo that explores how and why we evolved. The central theme of Johnston´s...

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2009-11-21 07:20:00

The tooth, thumb and finger of the much celebrated Italian scientist Galileo Galilei have been discovered by an art collector, Italy's History of Science Museum announced on Friday. Scientists and historians took these parts, along with another finger and a vertebrae, during a burial ceremony in 1642, nearly a century after his death, reported Reuters. For those 95 years after his death, church authorities refused to allow Galileo to be buried in consecrated ground because his...

2009-02-25 17:49:30

An Italian team of astronomers, scientists and historians says it has built a telescope using 17th-century astronomer Galileo Galilei's original design. The team spent two years getting the telescope ready for the International Year of Astronomy, which marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's discoveries, including the then-heretical conclusion that the Earth revolved around the sun, not vice versa. The team from Florence's Museum of the History of Science and the national institutes of...


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conjunto
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