Galileo Galilei

By Mehmet Murat ildan

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A Comedy about the clash between geocentric and heliocentric world views in Renaissance Italy. Since the German playwright Bertolt Brecht's Life of Galileo, it is another theatrical work about Galilei's life. This two-act play by the author Mehmet Murat ildan was published in Ankara (in Turkish) by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey in 2001. A Comedy about the clash between geocentric...

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"It is better to go near the truth and be imprisoned than to stay with the wrong and roam about freely, master Galilei. In fact, getting attached to falsity is terrible slavery, and real freedom is only next to the right."
"Minds with fixed ideas are like granite: They can never be penetrated with soft words and gentle persuasions."
"My dear friend, to be both powerful and fair has always been difficult for mankind. Power and justice have always been seen like day and night; this being the case, when one of them is there the other disappears."
"New ideas seem like frightening ghosts to people at the beginning; they run away from them for a long time, but they get tired of it in the end!"
"I’m saying that the leaders of the church have locked the sacred cow called science in the stable and they won’t let anybody enter; they should open it immediately so that we can milk that cow in the name of humanity and thus find the truth."
"A men whose every word is nothing but the truth is not a human being but a god! Gods do not die, whereas Aristotle is lying in a grave now."
"The ‘stream’ we call science always flows forward; sometimes reactionary beavers block its flow, but the stream is never defeated by this; it accumulates, gathers strength; its waters get over the barrage and continue on their course. The advancement of science is the advancement of God, for science is nothing but human intelligence, and human intelligence is the most valuable treasure God has bequeathed us."
"Oh my son, so poor in doing the right things, so rich in doing the wrong things! What great poverty it is to be so rich!"

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