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Nothing new under the sun

 Challenge the thoughts of today and you'll be labeled a nut,
A hundred years from now you'll be praised as a great figure in history.
Those who will only cheer the Status quo serve humanity a great defeat 

Galileo confirmed that the Earth went around the sun – and not the other way around – and 
was charged with heresy in 1633. He spent the rest of his life under house arrest in 
Tuscany. Only in 1992 did Pope John Paul admit that the church's treatment of Galileo had 
been a mistake.
 

Galileo was no dummy.... he knew any challenge to "The Power" would bring him dier concequences.
He decided to tell it like it is away, and for that reason alone he has lived on.


“Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. 
Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. 
Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ 
than the stigma of conformity. 
And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and 
be counted at any cost.”
-Thomas J. Watson 

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  1. Date: 5/9/2011 12:30:00 PM

    Enjoyed reading your innovative writing today Edwin. Hope to be reading more of your poetry very soon. Have a wonderful week. Love, Carol