Galileo (1564-1642)

Galileo picked up where Copericus left off. Re-invented the telescope, which gave him a further look into the galaxy. He bought more thought to the scientific process and also he revealed holes on the theologian theory. Galileo set out to show that just because it is written then it is not necessary true. People during this era because that what was written on paper was set in stone (the Truth no questioning).

That showed that there were more than seven heavenly bodies such as the sun, moon, and the five planets. He also revealed Jupiter moons. Galileo showed that the moons had mountain, the sun had spots, which showed blemished in the church theory that the God was perfect. Theologianns wanted mathematics and all of Coperincus and Galilo work destoryed. They felt it was the work of the devil.

” The First propostion, that the sun is the centre and does not revolve about the earth, is foolish absurd, false in theology, and heretical, because expressly contrary to Holy Scripture The second propostion, that the earth is not the centre, but revolves anout the sun, is aburd, false in philosophy, and from a theological point of view at least, opposed to the true faith.

Galilo-Coperincus showed natural law (law of change) Church believed everything was the will of God. What was unusual or non-recurrent was assigned directly to the will of God, and not regardes as due to any natural law.

It is now admitted universally that, while the Copernican system was not final, it was a necessary and very important stage in the development of scientific knowledge. We needed Galilo and Copernicus or else we wouldn’t know about our there planets and haven’t had the chance to have men to walk on the moon and people paying to travel to the moon in the year 2001.


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