I'm going to have to defend Rome here.<quoted text>
You would think that after a 1000 years or so you guys would have lost your aversion to thought.
They really got their butts beat on that whole rejection of heliocentricity thing. So, since then, they have been just a bit more balanced and standoffish from attempts to force science into their image.
It is the fundamentalists these days who are claiming that dinosaurs roamed concurrent with people, there is no such thing as evolution and global warming results from cow flattulance and the like.