I’ve been reading Angels and Demons, by Dan Brown, author of the DaVinci Code.
Now I’ll tell you that I did read the DaVinci Code and really enjoyed it as a nice li’l piece of fiction. It was interesting and all, but I didn’t believe his claims to fact just because he said his stuff was accurate.
Angels and Demons also makes some interesting claims. One of those claims is that scientists used to be terribly terribly persecuted by the Church. One of the examples he uses is Galileo. Is this a distortion of Dan Brown? Or is there any truth to that?