23 June 2007

Galileo

Breakfast conversation:

The son: "Hey, '20 things you didn't know about Galileo.' Listen to this! 'A hundred years after he died when his body was being moved for reburial, a fan snipped off the middle finger of his right hand as a memento. Galileo's finger is now on display, erect, at the Museum of the History of Science in Florence. The finger points toward Rome.'"

The daughter: "He didn't like Rome?"

The spouse: "I wonder if Tycho Brahe's nose is in the same museum."


"20 things you didn't know about Galileo," Discover, p. 80.

Go listen to some good music: "Galileo" from the album Retrospective by Indigo Girls.