Everybody knows – Culture and Cosmology

  • Article (blog post)
  • 375 word
  • Level: all audiences

A post by Vatican Observatory astronomer Fr. Paul Gabor, S. J., on the Catholic Astronomer website. He discusses how our culture’s “cosmology” – what “everybody knows” – colors the way we understand history and astronomy, and how that has changed with time. The first post introduces the idea of the “everybody knows” fallacy. The second post arrives at the pre-Galilean concept of a lost Golden Age that underlies Medieval cosmologies. The last post explores the ancient concept of a Golden Age and the nature of learning.

Click here to read Part I of the full article on The Catholic Astronomer – the blog of the Vatican Observatory Foundation.

Click here to read Part II.

Click here to read Part III.