In 1514, Copernicus hypothesized that the universe does not orbit around Earth. Over a century later, in 1633, Galileo Galilei was convicted by the Catholic Church of heresy for "following the position of Copernicus, which is contrary to the true sense and authority of the Holy Scripture."
In 1992, the Church officially admitted that Galileo was right.
Doesn't it seem ridiculous that it took over four centuries for science and religion to reach agreement? Read more