Radical Cosmology… Ideas before their time

“Yep… I met with representatives of the Vatican, and told them about Mills and GUTCP 😁 … Just when you thought you got it right! (fucking peados)”

Radical Cosmology

Ahead of their Time

Ideas before their time.

(repeat) 400 years ago, some ideas about the cosmos were too scandalous to mention. When the Dominican friar Giordano Bruno suggested that planets existed outside our Solar System, the Catholic Inquisition

him arrested, jailed, and burned at the stake for heresy.

Today, we have evidence of thousands of planets orbiting other stars.  Our discovery of extrasolar planets has dramatically changed ideas about the possibility for life elsewhere in the universe. 

Modern theories about the existence of the ghostly particles called neutrinos or of collapsed stars with unfathomable gravity (black holes), while similarly incendiary, didn’t prompt arrest, of course.  Neutrinos and black holes were arresting ideas because they came decades before we had the means to prove their existence.

Hear about scientific ideas that came before their time and why extrasolar planets, neutrinos, and black holes are now found on the frontiers of astronomical research.


Segments (on BigPictureScience.org):

Part 1: Alberto Martinez / Heretical Exoplanets 
Part 2: Anne Schukraft / Detecting Neutrinos 
Part 3: Ephraim Fischbach / New Neutrino Detector 
Part 4: Chris Impey / Predicting Black Holes 

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