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Galileo's Argument Analysis

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What’s important to recall about this time is that the protestant reformation had just occurred which encouraged men to stop looking to religious leaders as a source of reliable knowledge, but to instead read and interpret “God’s words” for themselves. Docta pietas is learned piety originating from the idea of Christian humanism. This goes back to the original source of knowledge of the church; the religious leaders who interpreted and taught were no longer as reliable sources of knowledge as they used to be.
i. The Catholic Church said it would be willing to accept Copernicus’ theory of heliocentrism that Galileo argued was true, but they required solid proof or evidence be presented first. This was actually somewhat surprising because
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