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Giordano Bruno and the main secret of the church: A universe full of Christs

The old archives store many interesting records and wonders that mankind does not discover for just one reason – laziness to delve into piles of papers. So, fragments from the book of W. Churchill have recently been discovered, where he reasonably and with full responsibility discusses extraterrestrial life, exoplanets and other miracles. 

In his writings, the politician relied on the “principle of Copernicus.” This is a very common theory that people are far from the only intelligent creatures in the universe.

Interesting policy studies, or what W. Churchill wrote

Like all scientists, the politician believed that the main condition for the emergence (birth) of life on the planet is the presence of water. But if only 80 years ago his opinion was quite reasonable, although it was not welcomed by the academic community, it is difficult to even imagine what resonance the judgment would have caused in the distant Middle Ages, or even earlier.

Paying tribute to the mind and clarity of W. Churchill, today few people doubt the existence of another life in the universe. A lot of UFOs, unidentified objects on the Moon, new discoveries in Antarctica – all the phenomena make us change the point of view of even ossified materialists.

A reasonable assumption led to a bonfire

Just some 400 years ago, in 1600, in February, Giordano Bruno was executed. He can be considered a magician or a martyr, but still it is impossible to deny the reasonableness of the assumption of the “theory of Copernicus.” Another thing is that society was completely unprepared for such news and simply did not want to hear them.

Giordano Bruno
He was a great scientist and his fate was decided.

How the secrets of the Catholic Church came true

In 1925, it became known that just over 30 years ago, J. Bruno’s secret case was found in the Vatican’s secret archive. But Pope Leo XIII forbade the publication of the data and took the matter personally to himself. 

Documents Giordano Bruno
A great document that has kept centuries of secrecy

Documents were hidden, another fifteen years were spent searching for them. And only in the dashing years of World War II, the case was published. Scientists have learned that the “greatest heresy of J. Bruno” was not that “the earth revolves around the Sun,” they knew it anyway, but in his idea of ​​the many inhabited worlds of the Universe. The Church just could not stand it and sent the scientist to the stake. 

Why the Catholic Church was hostile to the idea of ​​intelligent life in the universe

The best minds of mankind believed in the existence of many worlds: Democritus, Epicurus. In the works of Plutarch, the heroes argue about whether there is life on the visible side of the Moon, or whether it is the “afterlife” for the souls of people who died on Earth — quite “seditious” reasoning, but they still did not burn Plutarch.

Cicero and Pliny were not sent to death – these geniuses considered nonsense any discussion of the “lunar kingdom of the dead.” It was to these denials that the heads of the Catholic Church joined. For the latter, discussions on the subject of many worlds remained a sign of paganism. In addition, the doctrine of the “Pythagoreans” was then spread, which said: the souls of people come from the Milky Way, they can be resettled.

Athanasius of Alexandria did not accept any refutation of his theory “The world is one because God is one.” Other considerations were attributed to the wicked, but so far not considered heretical.

The trouble came from the theologian Origen, who voiced thoughts about the transmigration of souls. After such a “failure” of the church, scientists of that time could no longer turn a blind eye to possible discoveries. Isidore of Seville tried to limit the scope of the mind to his own list of heresies.

“There are other heresies that do not have a founder and a recognized name …. Someone thinks that the souls of people fall into demons or animals, others argue about the state of the world, someone believes that the number of worlds is infinite. “

I. Sevilsky (“List of heresies”)

Thanks to this authoritative conclusion, all other interpretations, including scientific ones, fell under the heading “heresy” and were considered punishable. A certain Rupert from Deutsche shows an excellent example of the behavior of church ministers of that time. Praising God, Rupert of Deutsche curses in his words “heretics-epicureans, discussing many worlds.”

After the advent of the Inquisition courts, the “heresy of many worlds” is fixed under the serial number 77 “according to Augustine’s list.”

These ideas of condemnation were accepted by all Catholic priests, Giordano Bruno, who held a practical view, had no chance of survival.

The occult system of Giordano Bruno on the plurality of worlds

Inspired by the work of Copernicus, J. Bruno discusses the plurality of intelligent creatures. The scientist builds his statements on the teachings of the “Pythagoreans.” 

Book of Giordano Bruno
The same book for which the Catholic Church sent J. Bruno to the stake

In his theories, the scientist spoke of the omnipotence of God, of his ability to create not one but many worlds. Quotes from Epicurus, Lucretius, and other contemporaries and founders of the theory convinced the minds of young youths, seditious thoughts developed in them. The church simply could not allow such a heresy, and the fate of the scientist was a foregone conclusion.

The denouement came after the young associates began to preach seditious thoughts among the masses. However, the proceedings in the Inquisition dragged on, no one wanted to destroy the Dominican priest, who was J. Bruno. The philosopher defended himself by stubbornly rejecting all charges. He brilliantly proved that he did not give up his belief in the miracles of the Lord, in his omnipotence, but immediately defended his theory of the plurality of worlds with ardor.

The main reason for the burning of the scientist: the inquisitors did not consider him a scientist, a philosopher, but only a priest who refused his dignity. 

After studying the works of Bruno by the representatives of the Inquisition, the court presented 8 heretical allegations demanding the renunciation of what was said. The scientist did not make a deal with reason and conscience. After three attempts to enlighten the scientist, on January 20, 1600, Giordano Bruno was sent to the stake.

Execution of Giordano Bruno
It was a terrible execution – a man burned alive

Only heretics were burned alive, as Giordano Bruno was recognized. He died as a martyr, and not as an adherent of occultism.


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A picture from the Internet killed Samsung smartphones

The image from the network led to the breakdown of Samsung smartphones. The image was shared by an insider of Ice Universe on his Twitter.

“Never set this picture as wallpaper, especially on Samsung smartphones,” said the blogger, emphasizing that the image from the Internet can break the device. Despite the warning, Ice Universe made a link to the landscape with an image of a flooded island in the setting sun “for enthusiasts.”

Users of Samsung smartphones in the comments confirmed that the mysterious image can really “kill” the device. In particular, after setting the picture as wallpaper, the phone may reboot or turn off, which is fraught with data loss. The comments explained that the cause of the failure could be an incorrect color profile of the file that the system cannot process.

The author later clarified that Samsung was aware of the problem and had already released a special update. The blogger also published a landscape breaking smartphones on the Chinese Weibo service, noting that when loading the social network automatically changes the color profile of the picture.

Samsung device owners who set the image as wallpaper were advised to remove it through safe mode. If the device does not boot in the selected mode, then a clean installation of Android should be performed on the smartphone.

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The first ever SpaceX rocket launch with crew will be shown online

May 27, 2020 may go down in the history of astronautics as the day when people first reached the orbit of the Earth on aircraft, fully developed by a private company and owned by it. Previously, without the participation of state organizations, people were only launched into suborbital flights.

The SpaceX-created by Elon Mask, a partially reusable heavy Falcon 9 booster rocket and the Crew Dragon passenger ship, should launch today from the launch site at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The task – to deliver to the International Space Station two NASA astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Benken.

Elon Musk tweeted a photograph of the launch site this early morning:

The live broadcast of the launch, which is tentatively scheduled for 16:33 by the east coast of the United States, can be viewed on the official NASA YouTube channel:

As confirmed by CBS News in the press service of the White House, President Donald Trump, despite the ongoing epidemic of COVID-19, decided to personally attend the historic launch and will arrive at Cape Canaveral. Last week, Trump said he was “thinking” about visiting the cosmodrome and added that he would gladly send journalists on a rocket into space to get rid of them for a while. 

True, the start may still be postponed due to bad weather. If the conditions prove to be unfavorable, it will be postponed to the 30th or 31st of May.

The first SpaceX passenger ship, the Crew Dragon, is an evolution of the Dragon transporter, which has recently made several deliveries to the ISS. In total, it can take on board up to 7 crew members, but this time only two will fly, and the rest of the space will be taken by cargo.

The interior of the ship reminds of sci-fi films, and touch screens are used for control, as in electric cars of another company Ilona Mask, Tesla.

The last time the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched its astronauts from the United States on an American spacecraft in July 2011. After the crash of the “space shuttle” Columbia in 2003, it was decided to gradually phase out the shuttle program and focus on developing a new ship that would also be suitable for traveling to the moon.

The first manned space flight, organized by a private company, took place back in 2004 – the SpaceShipOne rocket plane with pilot Brian Bonnie on board, reached a height of 100 km above the surface in a suborbital flight and successfully returned to Earth. For comparison, the altitude of the orbit of the ISS, where the Crew Dragon astronauts go, exceeds 400 km. 

SpaceShipOne was developed and launched by Mojave Aerospace Ventures, a joint venture between Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and engineer Burt Rutan of Scaled Composites.

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Scientists have created a robotic eye that is completely similar to human

The developers plan to make it completely autonomous due to power from sunlight.

Scientists have created an artificial eye, the device of which almost completely copies the structure of the human organ of vision. Its diameter is about two centimeters, it has a retina made of nanowires and a lens for focusing light instead of the lens. The article describing the development was published by the scientific journal Nature.

We can see due to the fact that the light that enters the eyes passes inside them through the lens system and enters the photoreceptors in the retina. They convert particles of light into signals that are transmitted to the brain. Scientists have long been trying to reconstruct this complex system to create robots or in order to try to restore lost vision to people.

Another and relatively successful attempt to achieve this was made by scientists led by Zhiyong Fang of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The artificial eye that they created looks like a ball about two centimeters in diameter, filled with a fluid that conducts electric current. The eye of an adult is about the same size, inside it is also filled with a jelly-like liquid.

The device can see thanks to an artificial retina made of photosensitive nanowires. They are made on the basis of perovskite – a hybrid material, which due to its unique structure is now widely used in solar panels. Nanowires react to light and transmit a signal about it further like the photoreceptors of the human eye.

To test whether this eye can see, scientists projected images of several letters onto it. The device successfully recognized the letters I, E, and Y. However, while it creates an image of rather poor quality – about 100 pixels, compared with 120-140 megapixels of the human eye.

For operation, the device needs an external power source. However, scientists plan to make the artificial eye self-contained so that the device works like a small solar cell.

Among other plans of scientists – to check whether it is possible to subculture these nanowires to the human optical nerve. In addition, the developers hope to increase the quality of the picture to the level of the human eye and even surpass it by an order of magnitude.

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