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Christopher M. Graney is an adjunct scholar with the Vatican observatory.

Engraving from 1894 showing Galileo Galilei at the Inquisition in 1633 (iStock)
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Guy ConsolmagnoChristopher M. Graney
The Galileo story is presented as a narrative of the church denying science. But that implies that science is a single, monolithic worldview. Part history, part science fiction, the Galileo story is less a legend than a myth.