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  • Brecht's Life Of Galileo
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    Betrolt Brecht's Life of Galileo, depicts key episodes in the life of the great Italian physicist, Galileo Galilei. The central concern of the play is the essential conflict between Galileo and the Catholic Church. The scientist's heretical discoveries about the solar system brought him to the attention of the Inquisition and led ultimately to his theories being silenced by the Church. It seems that Galileo's supposal, that put the sun at the center of the Universe, did not correspond with that ...
  • Conflict Between Galileo And The Church
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    Sixteen Yers Later Galileo Wrote His Famous Dialogue On The Two Great World Systems Does the trial of Galileo indicate that the church was hostile to new ideas in science Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) proved to be the first dramatic example of conflict between science and religion. Galileo introduced and correctly explained the idea- what is the acceleration of a free falling object, by doing this he quashed the previous theories of his predecessor, Aristotle. Aristotle came up with the theory tha...
  • Galileo Galilei
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    Seventeenth-century European study was controlled by two powerful forces: the Roman Catholic Church, headed by the Pope, and ancient philosophy dominated by the 2000-year-old ideas of the Greek philosopher, Aristotle. The Church had an overwhelming influence on the lives of most Europeans. During Galileo's time one in twelve people living in Rome was either a cleric or a nun. 1 The Church forbid any teaching that deviated from what was taught in the Bible. To enforce this control, the Church set...
  • Galileo's Support For The Heliocentric Theory
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    Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564 in Pisa, Italy. In 1570 his family relocated to Florence. Galileo pioneered 'experimental scientific method' and was the first to use a refracting telescope to make important astronomical discoveries. In 1581, Galileo studied at the University of Pisa. There he became interested in the workings of science and concluded that the period (the time in which a pendulum swings back and forth) does not depend on the arc of the swing (the isochronism's). In ...
  • Galileo For His Defense Of Copernicus's Theories
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    THE HERESY OF GALILEO Galileo was condemned by the Inquisition, not for his own brilliant theories, but because he stood up for his belief in Copernicus's theory that the earth was not, as the Church insisted, the center of the universe, but that rather, the universe is heliocentric. Galileo was a man of tremendous intellect and imagination living in a era dominated by the Catholic Church, which attempted to control the people by dictating their own version of "reality". Any person who publicly ...
  • Catholic Authorities
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    Who Won the War Between the Theologians and the Early Scientists The early modern European scientists faced lethal religious opposition. During the debate between the religious authorities and the scientists, the religious faction was immature and barbarous. Over three hundred years later, the scientists have easily won the intellectual debate. The first tangle between the scientists and the church authorities happened when after the death of the Polish monk, Copernicus. He lived from 1472 until...
  • Kepler's Break With The Medieval World View
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    A world-view is a composite of several interpretive models through which the individual establishes his or her identity relative to everything else in the universe. In the broadest of terms, any world-view is made up of four component elements. In the first of these components, which can be designated the Theological element, man tries to define himself in relation to the transcendent. Questions are asked, such as Is there a God or gods? What is the nature of God? How am I to relate to that whic...

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