View Full Version : Scientists Want to Exhume Galileo's Body

2009-Jan-22, 08:50 PM
This is not tops on my list as a good way to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy. Italian and British scientists want to exhume the body of 16th century astronomer Galileo Galilei in order to determine if his severe vision problems may have affected some of his findings. The scientists said DNA [...]

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2009-Jan-22, 09:03 PM
Looks like a publicity stunt to me. Is the DNA test going to prove that he had glaucoma or not? No? Case closed, leave the body alone, perv. :)

2009-Jan-22, 09:34 PM
They could probably get the DNA from his middle finger of his right hand that is on display at the Mueseo di Storia del Scienza in Italy.

See: http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo/finger.html