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Galileo Galilei

1564— 1642
Italian Scientist


According to Stephen Hawking, Galileo bears more responsibility for the birth of modern science than anybody else and Albert Einstein called Galileo the father of modern science. His findings were a constant embarrassment to the Catholic Church as his astronomy not only confirmed the five-centry-old belief that the world was round and circled the sun, but he also discovered four planets, several of their moons, and explored our universe aided by enhancements of his telescope. Because he persisted by publishing his proven findings, the Inquistion of the Catholic Church placed Galileo under house arrest for the rest of his life and banned his publications. His name adorns several significant space explorations. In 1992, four centuries after his death, Pope John Paul II exonerated him.

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with this sense or reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.


                                             Nobel Prize Winner 
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Stephen Fry
Mynga Futrell
Galileo Noteworthy
Bill Gates Noteworthy
Paul Geisert
Bob Geldof
Michail GorbachevNobel Prize Winner
Germaine Greer
Kathy Griffin
Sam Harris
Robert Heinlein
Ernest HemingwayNobel Prize Winner
Nat Hentoff
Kathryn Hepburn
Christopher
         Hitchens
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David Hume
Aldous Huxley
Sir Julian Huxley
Thomas Huxley
Robert G. Ingersoll
Thomas Jefferson
Billy Joel
John of Lackland
Angelina Jolie
James Joyce
Diane Keaton
Larry King
Paul Krassner
Stanley Kubrick
Marilyn LaCourt
Dalai Lama Nobel Prize Winner
Bruce Lee
John LennonNoteworthy
Abraham Lincoln
Mel Lipman
James Lipton
H. P. Lovecraft
James Madison
Christopher Marlowe
Joseph McCabe
Robert McNally
Marquis de Sade
Karl Marx
David Matthews
Henry Lewis       Mencken
Jean Meslier
Arthur Miller
Jean Stewart Mill
Desmond Morris
Jawaharhial Nehru

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Jack Nicholson
Freidrich Nietzsche
Madalyn Murray
       O'Hair

George Orwell
Thomas Paine
Olof Palme
Steven Pinker
Plato
James Randi
Ron Reagan Jr.
Christopher Reeve
Mordecai Richler
Gene Roddenberry
Andy Rooney
Arthur Rubenstein
Salmon Rushdie
Bertrand RussellNobel Prize Winner
Carl Sagan
Jean Paul Sartre
Charles Schulz Noteworthy
Lucius Annucus
      Seneca

George Bernard
       Shaw 
Nobel Prize Winner
Percy Shelley
Arthur Shopenhauer
Herb Silverman
Burrhus Brederick
     Skinner “B.F.

Annika Sorenstam
Sir Charles Spencer
   “Charlie Chaplin”

Dr. Benjamin SpockNoteworthy
Rod Steiger
Gloria Steinem
Sir Leslie Stephen
William Howard
         Taft

Vincent Van Gogh
Kurt Vonnegut
Gore Vidal
George Washington
Dr. James Watson
Steven Weinberg Nobel Prize Winner
Oscar Wilde
Ted Williams
Bruce Willis
Virginia Woolf
Thomas Woolston
Steve Wozniak
Frank Lloyd Wright


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