Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater Performed by Concerto Köln, Directed by Peter Dijkstra

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Château Heartiste Reader Demolishes Galileo Canard

“For f*ck’s sake, can we please drop the Galileo was ‘persecuted in his day’ crap?” — he Myth Of The Close-Minded Church. More:

First, Galileo was funded by Cardinal Barberini for 23 years, underwriting the best work the scientist did. Cardinal Barberini ascended the papal throne as Urban VIII, and it was in this capacity that he gave Galileo permission to write about the Copernican Theory. Galileo repaid his friend and patron by dabbling in theology and calling into question the omnipotence of God in his Copernican tract, “Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Systems of the World” (1632). This all took place during the Protestant revolt when [false] accusations that the Catholic Church did not adhere to the Bible abounded, especially in England. All of the hub-bub about Galileo is based on the rock-star scientists’ overstepping of his competence to present in his scientific work a theological opinion that put the Pope and the Church in a very awkward position, and the (((opinion makers))) of the day (and, it seems, of all the days since) have made hay with it.

What most people don’t know is that an overwhelming number of scientists of the time did not support Galileo’s scientific theory. Not because of religious reasons but for a sound scientific one: if the earth revolved around the sun, scientists since ancient times correctly stated that we on earth would see a parallax in the heavens. Similar to putting your hand in front of your nose and looking at a distant object with one eye closed, and then switching eyes, you see the object appear to “shift”; if the earth is going around the sun, we on earth should see a shift of the stars at different seasons (when the earth is on one side of the sun, vs. the opposite side.) Since this parallax was never observed, the science did not support Galileo.

Those scientists were right. What they didn’t know was that because of the immense distance involved, seeing the parallax was not possible at the time with the equipment they had. Do you know when we finally had instruments able to see this parallax? 1838, over 200 years later. Search scientus org Copernicus-Stellar-Parallax.

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Vaccines Are Gay

Research hints at a link — Mercury Poisoning Makes Birds Act Homosexual.

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Égard Watch Short Film Counters Gillette Narrative…


… with statistics.

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J. S. Bach’s Cantata Die Elenden Sollen Essen, Performed by the Netherlands Bach Society, Miriam Feuersinger, Damien Guillon, Wolfram Lattke, & Christian Immler, Directed by Sigiswald Kuijken

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“Prophet of Populism,” “Diviner of the Dreadful”

“The latest novel by France’s most famous author cements his reputation as a prophet of populism” — Michel Houellebecq Hated Europe Before You Did.

France’s best-known writer since Albert Camus or Simone de Beauvoir has again written another best-selling novel that has also won critical admiration. But that’s not all. Houellebecq again seems to have once again hired the Zeitgeist as his publicity agent, this time in the guise of the provincial protest movement known as the gilets jaunes, or yellow vests.

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Greensky Bluegrass Perform “In Control,” “Kerosene” & “Windshield”

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