It Took The New York Times 49 Years to Believe Isaac Newton

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It may have taken me ages to hear about this story, but it took The New York Times 49 years to issue a correction to an editorial dismissing space travel. I guess they'd finally opened up their high school textbooks.

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Somehow I suddenly feel better about the frequent typos or errors I make. [Kottke via Greg's Opinion]

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How long did it take the Catholic Church to catch on to the fact that Galileo wasn't talking through his hat? :)