By James Rice
Galileo Galilei should find little consolation that the Roman Catholic Church admitted it’s mistake in falsely condemning him 350 years after his death. At the time of Galileo’s conflict with the Church, most educated people subscribed to the Ptolemaic Theory that the Earth was the center of the Universe and the orbit of all heavenly bodies revolved around it. Every person who abandoned that theory and considered the Copernican Theory, that the earth and other planets revolved around a stationary sun, became the subject of great ridicule, despite the overwhelming evidence on their side.
From the late 1590’s, Galileo focused much of his efforts on the scientific search to validate the Copernican Theory. During this time, he was credited with discovering the four moons of Jupiter as well as the rings around Saturn, in addition to proving the earth revolved around the sun. Yet by 1616, Galileo was ordered by Rome to never again teach that the sun was the center of the universe, as the Roman Inquisition had declared the idea of the Earth revolving around the sun to be “foolish and absurd”.
More than a decade later, in 1632, Galileo published a book called “Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems” presenting physical and mathematical arguments supporting the Copernican Theory. A year later, he was found by the Inquisition to be “vehemently suspect of heresy” based on that book which went against the science of the period. The book was placed on the Index of Forbidden Books, and it was not removed until 1835. It was not until October 1992 that Pope John Paul II acknowledged that the Church had erred in condemning Galileo for asserting that the Earth revolves around the Sun.
History repeats itself today with doctors, pathologists and other experts who challenge the science around COVID-19 and vaccines. These experts are not persecuted by the Catholic Church, but by the elite of our time: politicians, government agencies, medical boards, the political left, and of course, the mainstream media.
One of the most respected doctors in the world and top cardiologists and epidemiologist in the country had his license revoked for speaking the truth about the danger of COVID vaccines.
Dr. McCullough is a cardiologist and was vice chief of internal medicine at Baylor University Medical Center as well as a professor at Texas A&M University. McCullough was also editor-in-chief of the journals Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiorenal Medicine. He was and is an advocate for early COVID-19 treatment that included hydroxychloroquine. On Friday October 21, 2022, Dr. McCullough was terminated as the Editor-In-Chief of Cardiorenal Medicine and Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine and his medical board certifications were stripped by the medical boards on the same day.
Today, doctors are afraid to speak out about COVID treatment and the dangers of the COVID shots because they can lose their ability to practice medicine if they challenge the mainstream narrative. The elite retaliate by destroying the careers of people like Dr. Peter McCullough, Dr. Simone Gold, and Dr. Aseem Malhotra who have become familiar names to those who follow the evolution of knowledge on COVID-19 and its treatments. And just like the Catholic Church forbidding discussion of the earth revolving around the sun, the elite seek censorship of alternative theories and facts in today’s social media.
Now, the State of California has a new law on “dissemination or promotion of misinformation or disinformation related to COVID-19 as unprofessional conduct” against doctors who do not follow the elite’s version of science. By preventing doctors from sharing information and knowledge as they see fit with their patients, California lawmakers and the other modern ruling elite are pushing medical science back into the Dark Ages, as science can only move forward when there’s free exchange of ideas. This was true in the age of Galileo Galilei, now known as the father of modern science, who made science about careful observation, applying rigorous skepticism about what is observed, experiments and mathematics.
Strangely, today’s elite sit on a view of fixed science that does not change or evolve, just as the educated elite and the ruling class did in Galileo’s time. Real scientific knowledge changes over time with improved access to information and new discoveries. Our understanding of COVID-19 and the treatment of COVID-19 should be changing as well.