Today we would like to look at a post that our anna put up on her GoFundMe money grab. (https://www.gofundme.com/stopvaccination – Update 9)
Our anna posted a book report that she claims that she did when she was 19. A report on the book Immunization: The Reality Behind the Myth (1988) by Walene James. We are in the process of reviewing our anna’s book report, but since it is very poorly referenced it is difficult to trace a number of the claims our anna has made in her report.
Anyway, our anna added a preamble to her book report where she claims::
Please note that I am not here to convince you to reject vaccination, to do so would be to commit the same crime as those who force vaccination upon us. I simply ask that you open your minds to the possibility that some of the information you have heard since birth may not be correct after all. I encourage you as thoughtful individuals to consider the alternatives to this widely accepted practice.
Now, the catch cry of the anti-vaccination community is “do your research”. So we were deeply disappointed that to prove our anna’s research skills that she included the following comment:
Galileo was tortured and condemned by the masses for believing the world was round. We know now this torture was unnecessary as Galileo was correct in his teachings. These quotes suggest that we should not be limited by one strain of thought.
Did our anna say that Galileo Galilei (1564 –1642) claimed that the world was round, and was tortured and persecuted for this?
That has to be some of the poorest research we have seen in ages.
By the time Galileo Galilei was born the shape of the earth had been proven to all but the most ardent ‘flat-earthers’. Sadly flat-earthers are still amongst us. Many of them being active members of the anti-vaccination community.
The first recorded instance of a person theorising that the world is round was Pythagoras (c. 570 – c. 495 BC).
And Ferdinand Magellan (1480 – 1521) had successfully circumnavigated the globe 40 years before Galileo was born. Well, not Ferdinand himself as he died during the voyage. But his ships and crews did complete the voyage.
What Galileo theorised was that the Sun was the centre of the universe and that the Earth rotated around it. The belief of the time was that the Earth was the centre of the universe.
Galileo was not, as our anna stated ‘correct in his teachings’.. Much of what Galileo theorised was incorrect. And anyone who had ‘done their research’ would know this.
Here is an explanation of what actually happened, not what our anna would like you to believe. http://www.astronomynotes.com/history/GalileoAffair.html
And the claim that Galileo was ‘tortured’? We will let the Catholic church answer that one. http://www.catholic.com/tracts/the-galileo-controversy
It really makes you wonder how anyone can believe a single thing our anna says (posts) when her research skillz are so poor.