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I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.
   —  Galileo Galilei
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I would say here something that was heard from an ecclesiastic of the most eminent degree: ‘That the intention of the Holy Ghost is to teach us how one goes to heaven, not how heaven goes.’
Excerpted from Galileo Galilei’s letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany, sent in 1615
Collected in Stillman Drake’s: “The Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo“.
[Found at one of the blogs I follow: http://jrbenjamin.com/
The specific post is located at:  http://jrbenjamin.com/2015/04/06/galileo-squares-faith-and-reason/
Please take a moment to visit the original site.    —  KMAB]
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Philosophy is written in that great book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze.  But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns the language and can decipher the letters of which it is composed.  It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometric figures without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these, one strays as in a darkened maze.
  —  Galileo Galilei
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