The Index of Forbidden Books

One was written by a believer, 1632 –

Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems – 

really an argument between the Catholic Church

and Galileo, convicted of heresy for saying

that Earth is not the Universe’s center.

 

Galileo's trial

Galileo Galilei  pushes away the Bible at his trial for heresy by the Inquisition in Rome in 1633.  by Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmino

 

Pythagoras in Trousers

Pythagoras of Samos and of the theorem

may have been one of the first

Greeks to wear trousers instead of skirts.

A universe odd and even, cosmic opposites,

squares and triangles, structure and event.

 

Suggested by reading Pythagoras’s Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender War by Margaret Wertheim