Originally the priests and scientists were the same people. Priest-scientists at Stonehenge and Machu Picchu computed the solstices in order to determine the best time to plant crops. The wise men in Christian myth were astrologer-astronomers interested in a super nova. Then the groups split. The scientists were overjoyed to discover they were wrong and embraced new data. The priests were mortally embarrassed to be found wrong and tortured to death those who presented the new understanding.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)