How Galileo, science and observable reality have been lying to you for 400 years (but not really)
When you write about science, you expect to receive all sorts of different letters and emails from those that occupy the world outside. Some of this correspondence comes in the form of ‘job well done’, others come as ‘I think you’ll find’, but always the most baffling are the ‘science is a lie’-type emails. Most of the latter come from religionists of one type or another and usual involve evolution.
Science writers get used to this sort of email. We are used to being harangued for using tools like observation and evidence by those that rely upon faith alone to inform their world-view. But every so often an email drops in your inbox that truly takes your breath away.