17th century priest discovered the Coriolis effect while trying to…

Even the fiercest opponents of science can sometimes make brilliant discoveries...just not quite in the way that they intended. Like Italian priest Giovanni Riccioli, who in his zeal to prove Copernicus wrong unintentionally discovered the Coriolis effect 200 years early. » 1/16/11 1:00pm 1/16/11 1:00pm