Punch,  19 (1850), 205.

Astronomical Examination Paper for the Catholic University

Primate Cullen


Catechism, Spoof


Religious Authority, Education, Astronomy, Anti-Scientism

People mentioned:

Paul Cullen

    Cynical dig at plans for a Catholic University of Ireland. Makes absurd claims about celestial bodies such as 'The Sun is two yards in diameter' and the Moon is 'made of green cheese'.

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