The Galileo Syndrome – Are We Repeating History?

Old scrolls and ancient books where mankind has tried to predict an apocalypse since the beginning of mankind.

Are we repeating history?

In Galileo’s time, many visionaries spent their lifetimes trying to understand the deepest mysteries of the Universe, but because their amazing discoveries were continuously seen as competition to organized governments and religions, we are still confused today with what to believe.

Earth question symbol represented by a world globe model with a geographic shape of a mark questioning the state of the environment the international economy and political situation.

So many questions remain unanswered.

In today’s world, it is common for our political leaders, religions, parents, and teachers to answer most questions about the cosmos with an empty shrug. Because their understanding is limited, and since many people are uncomfortable with the unknown, most simply default to antiquated religious dogma for the answers. Much of our philosophy and science has been suppressed by such beliefs.

Hence, amid all of our technology, our questions about the cosmos remain unanswered.


In 1543, Polish astronomer Nicholas Copernicus discovered that the Sun was the center of the known Universe, and that all the planets, including the Earth, rotated on an “axis” at the same time they revolved on orbits around the Sun. Most people argued against Copernicus’ discovery, choosing to believe that the Earth was the center of the Universe. This egocentric belief seeded the Normalcy Bias paradigm that mankind faces today.

In 1610, Italian scientist Galileo Galilei publicly supported Coperincus’ theory, and this created much controversy for him during his lifetime. Anyone who disagreed with the clergy was in danger.


Galileo met with bitter opposition from influential philosophers and clerics, and the church eventually denounced him to the Roman Inquisition accusing him of sorcery, blasphemy, and witchcraft. Although Galileo was cleared of any offences at that time, they censored his printed work, and he was warned by the Catholic Church to abandon his views and beliefs—which he promised to do (with his fingers crossed behind his back). Breaking that pledge, he later wrote his most famous work in 1632, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, and was again tried by the Inquisition. This time, he was found guilty of heresy, forced to publicly deny his writings, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest.


A picture of a dirt path in a filed with a crossroad turn.

Today, mankind is at a crossroads.

We now know that both Coperincus and Galileo were right, but the scope of understanding that the Earth was not the center of the Universe was met with little interest for centuries to follow, and the awe of wonder was replaced with immense fear of the unknown. This seeded the misconception that the mysteries of the Earth were powers to be pushed against, controlled, and manipulated for the greater good.

Humanity chose to take a wrong turn on its journey, and we still have the same fear today of acknowledging Nature’s power over our lives. THIS leads us to ignore Nature’s warning signs that are occurring today.

Over 400 years later, philosophers, politicians, scientists, and clergy still have not adopted a new paradigm concerning the power of the Earth. Modern humans take more from the Earth than we give back. We are steering dangerously farther away from Nature’s way, and are interfering with the many natural Earth cycles. Humans haven’t changed much since Coperincus and Galileo.

It’s the Galileo Syndrome repeating history…….

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About Janet

Janet Starr Hull, PhD, CN has expressed a deep love and respect for the Earth since she was a very young child. She earned academic degrees in International Geography and Environmental Science. After 20 years of research, Dr. Hull uncovered evidence supporting her theory that the Earth’s geographic poles shift at the axis, causing dramatic climate change. Today, she is one of the world’s leading environmental experts promoting public environmental awareness. Connect with Dr. Hull on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

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