He was tried by the inquisition for heresy and burned

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Unformatted text preview: of reactionaries • rampant: 1)of crime, disease, beliefs, ideas, ignorance, bigotry, wide spread, impossible to control, unchecked. • Ignorance is rampant among them. • Anarchy was rampant after the dictator died. • The vines ran rampant over the fence. • 2)weeds, vines, (grow too freely) Paragraph 14-16 • 6. Today it is the teachers…the newspapers: • 1) What does “it” refer to? • perhaps refers to the target of ignorant and bigoted persecution • 2) Today the teachers are put on trial because they teach scientific theory; soon the newspapers and magazines will not be allowed to express new ideas, to spread knowledge of science. • 3) tomorrow: used figuratively, meaning in the near future • After a while…to the human mind: • 1) after a while: eventually; not long after • 2) setting of man against man: making people fight each other, causing universal enmity • 3) creed against creed: making one religion fight another religion, causing universal intolerance and widespread religious persecution • 5) marching backwards: • Is this a usual collocation? Usually we march forward or backward? • marching usually implies going forward for a great cause; • • here marching is used ironically, meaning retrogress to the dark age of the 16th century • 6) glorious: also used ironically retrogress to the dark age of the 16th century • • • • The Inquisition 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 Copernicus (Polish, 1473-1543) Galileo (Italian, 1564-1642) Bruno (Italian, 1548-1600): Italian philosopher, supporter of the heliocentric Copernican view of the solar system. He was tried by the Inquisition for heresy and burned at the stake. • 8) bigot: someone obstinately and intolerantly devoted to his own beliefs, creed or party • 9) faggot: a bundle of sticks for firewood bound together 10) intelligence: use of the faculty of reason in solving problem, directing conduct, etc., efficiently • 11) enlightenment: knowledge, truth • 12) human mind: mankind • 8. Damned: curse, condemn to eternal punishment (h...
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