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The Day the Universe Changed


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A personal view by James Burke in ten parts 5: Infinitely Reasonable
In 1545 the Pope called an emergency summit in the Italian city of Trento. The idea was to deal with growing threats to the authority of the Catholic
Church. Predictably a book on astronomy just published by a Polish priest was hardly noticed. But a century later the book had been banned, its teaching forbidden, and it had plunged the Church into crisis.
When the dust finally settled, the universe was a different place. Because of that book and the events which followed we can explain the curved path of a cannon ball, say what time the sun will rise tomorrow, put men on the moon, and predict a heavenly visitation early in 1986... Written and presented by JAMES BURKE
Series producer RICHARD REISZ


Unknown: James Burke
Presented By: James Burke
Producer: John Lynch
Producer: Richard Reisz

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The Day the Universe Changed

BBC One London, 16 April 1985 20.00

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