Galileo’s telescope and the denial of empirical reality

Insofar as this John Kay piece in the FT this week is about Climate Change deniers, (David Vance’s ears must be burning). But it begins with a powerful story about Galileo’s telescope, and the wilful refusal of some to confront empirical realities, large and small, which may have a wider inference for the detached-from-reality way in which our often anachronistic political battles are pitched. HT Steve!!

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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