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Inquisition

1. The act of inquiring; inquiry; search; examination; inspection; investigation. As i could learn through earnest inquisition. (Latimer) Let not search and inquisition quail to bring again these foolish runaways. (Shak)

2. Judicial inquiry; official examination; inquest. The finding of a jury, especially such a finding under a writ of inquiry. The justices in eyre had it formerly in charge to make inquisition concerning them by a jury of the county. (Blackstone)

3. A court or tribunal for the examination and punishment of heretics, fully established by pope Gregory IX. In 1235. Its operations were chiefly confined to Spain, Portugal, and their dependencies, and a part of Italy.

Origin: L. Inquisitio: cf. F. Inquisition. See Inquire, and cf. Inquest.


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... Newton? Keppler? Faraday? Pasteur? Galileo? So? What do their names prove? If they claimed there is no God, they would be burned by Inquisition. They couldn't afford something like that. Think about Giordano Bruno

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by JackBean
Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:34 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Creationism is not scientific
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... is a sacred doctrine that only the educated can comprehend. Hmm!!! sounds very much like the principle driving force that was behind the Spanish inquisition. Look if you don’t like being referred to as a religionist then don’t behave like a fundamentalist in religion. Weren't you repeatedly accusing ...

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by freerob
Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:28 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... is a sacred doctrine that only the educated can comprehend. Hmm!!! sounds very much like the principle driving force that was behind the Spanish inquisition. Look if you don’t like being referred to as a religionist then don’t behave like a fundamentalist in religion. I will take up “ About your ...

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by scottie
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: A myth of biology debunked

... to litigate the principle into our culture. That said, it is unfair to present the bishop as some kind of uneducated, close-minded, outdated neo-inquisition type (as the media often does) seeking to shut Darwin and Huxley down. He was most likely just as educated in science as they were. Again, ...

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by AFJ
Sun May 17, 2009 9:20 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A myth of biology debunked
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Bible vs Darwin

... against the Church's approval; yet although the Church had nothing to do with these events, it is still blamed for them. The same is true of the Inquisition, which was also largely a tool for various kings to oppress their opponents while appearing righteous. No where is this more evident than ...

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by alextemplet
Tue May 06, 2008 4:17 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Bible vs Darwin
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