02 JAN 2012 by ideonexus

 Byron Charged With Atheism

Over the next decade Herschel’s work began to be widely known by the younger generation of Romantic writers. Byron visited him at Slough in 1811, and viewed the stars through his telescope, which gave him an alarmingly religious experience: ‘The Night is also a religious concern; and even more so, when I viewed the Moon and Stars through Herschel’s telescope, and saw that they were worlds.’124 Later Byron defended himself against accusations of atheism. ‘I did not expect that, becau...
Folksonomies: history heresy orthodoxy
Folksonomies: history heresy orthodoxy
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For extrapolating on the insights about the Universe brought on by looking through Herschel's telescope.