Give up citing Galileo

July 21, 2006

Once again we see the tired citing of Galileo as the exemplification of an anti-education Church of Rome ("Must science always end up on the altar?", Features, July 14).

That would be the Galileo who was schooled, later studied, researched and published in an educational system almost entirely established and maintained by the Roman Catholic Church, many centuries before state or other sponsorship, would it?

Gregory Clark Manchester

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