Thursday, August 20, 2009

Getting a Bit Familiar, Aren't We?

Why we don't use Galileo's last name. - By Brian Palmer - Slate Magazine: "Why Do We Call Galileo Galilei by His First Name?We don't go around saying 'Albert' discovered relativity."

Galileo figures prominently in Kim Stanley Robinson's next novel, so he's on my historical blogging radar.

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