Lives of the ethical saints: Galileo; Kate Lovelady, Leader

If you know anything about Galileo, it’s probably that he challenged the prevailing belief of his time that the Earth was the center of the universe; that he was indicted by the Catholic Church for his beliefs; and that he backed down. That was pretty much all I knew until a few weeks ago. But in finding out more about this classic confrontation between science and orthodoxy, I found that there are many ethical lessons we can take from Galileo’s life. Please note: almost all Italian words are pronounced incorrectly (sorry).