Thursday, March 26, 2015


Nobody in the Spanish Inquisition ever expected its familiars to embrace a two dimensional model of the world, but a one dimensional Senator has  up and done it.

Five centuries after Queen Isabella bet on the Classical model of the Earth as a sphere and funded the discovery of  Cuba and Texas, Ted Cruz told The Texas Tribune:

" Global warming alarmists are the equivalent of the flat-Earthers... you know it used to be it is accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier,”
 Cruz is in for an academic bruising, for his words  would deeply shock the representatives of the Inquisition who, over the century before the trial of Galileo embarked to chaplin the argosies of such wayward circumnavigators as Ferdinand Magellan (1519-1522), Garcia  Jofre  de Loaysa (1525-1536) and  Simon  de  Cordes (1598-1601).

Had the flat earth been the accepted wisdom of the church, those heretically returning  out of the dawn from the far side of the world after sailing into the sunset would have ended up on the rack, unless the Inquisition's familiars jumped ship in London to catch some plays at the Globe.