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  • The Lost Truth : The Western Civilization

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    The Lost Truth: The Western Civilization was built by the Catholic Church It is not unusual for an average American to possess a negative view on the Catholic Church. Indeed, historians find it difficult to convince most people that the Catholic Church did not give rise to the cultural and intellectual retrogression experienced during the Middle Ages. Dr. Thomas E. Woods, Jr. wrote a book called “How the Catholic Church built Western Civilization” to demonstrate that the Church’s contributions

  • The Revolutions Of The Heavenly Bodies

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    mathematical equations he used to solve the Heliocentric Theory, which would help other scientists continue his studies. A few years later, in the 17th century another scientist named Galileo wrote another book called Starry Messenger. Galileo wrote a book because he had a telescope and was making observations. Galileo wrote the book about all the observations that he had made. The books of these scientists showed the world the the Scientific Revolution was going to make a big impact on the world.Which

  • Essay Copernicus and the Lack of Freedom of Speech Before 1791

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    Freedom of Speech, Assembly, Petition, Press and Freedom of Religion was granted to us on 1791, but what about the time before that? What were people’s rights, did they even have any? Nicolaus Copernicus was one of the many people who lived through the early Reformation. During that time the Catholic Church controlled the people. Anyone who disobeyed the Catholic Church was either put into prison or even sentenced to death. The major concept that the Catholic Church held was the geocentric theory

  • Galileo's View of the New World Essay

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    analyse the grounds behind why this document actually holds significance. This will make the argument that Galileo wanted to make the distinction between science and religion. In order to understand and analyse this source, the letter needs to be in its 17th century context. During this period, the Catholic

  • Galileo Galilei was one of the most influential scientists of the Renaissance period. He was a

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    Galileo Galilei was one of the most influential scientists of the Renaissance period. He was a mathematician, physicist, astronomer, a philosopher. He integrated the independent sciences of math and physics, and unified them. The popular view of the world, due to the Church overall power, at the time was Aristotle's theory that the the universe was geocentric or that the Earth was at the center of the universe.. Galileo went against that common belief and declared to the world that the Earth is not

  • Kepler And Galileo : The Invention Of Physics And Astronomy

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    Kepler and Galileo are responsible for the advancements of physics and astronomy in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Although these advancements were a part of the scientific community, one cannot be certain that their views rested on science alone. Theology was extremely important and influential in this time period, and the Catholic Church placed many limitations on scientists. With this being said, Kepler and Galileo must have had theological ideas in the back of their minds while working

  • Galileo : A Controversial Scientific Revolution

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    Galileo Galilei is arguably the most famous proponent of the heliocentric model proposed by Copernicus, and his work provided the foundation for much of modern astronomy and physics. His discoveries of the motion of planets within the solar system not only proved the Copernican theory true, which was a controversial scientific revolution for the time. However, he was ordered to recant his works and denounce the heliocentric system after being convicted of “vehement suspicion of heresy.” This

  • Galileo And Copernicus And Galileo

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    what the Bible stated. Both Copernicus and Galileo believed in the heliocentric theory, also called Copernicus theory, which stated that the sun was at the centre of the universe and the earth revolves around it. However, the Catholic Church did not agree with this idea because the Bible stated that the earth was at the centre of the universe and the sun revolved around it, which is the complete opposite. Due to this disagreement, Copernicus and Galileo were threaded by the Catholic Church and

  • The Trial Of Galileo Galilei

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    theory as truth. However, Galileo could not easily be written off as a rambling, heretical madman either, seeing as his theories were first proposed by Nicolaus Copernicus, who was “not only a Catholic, but a priest and a canon.” (Galileo, Letter to Christina, 2) Even if Galileo was not a respected member of the Church, Copernicus was, and if his theories had originally been proposed by a Catholic canon, then it was harder to dismiss his ideas as heretical. Additionally, Galileo himself frequently offered

  • Reading Response Essay: The Trial Of Galileo

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    Reading Response #2 The Trial of Galileo In the early seventeenth century there was a conflict between a young scientist named Galileo Galilei and the Roman Catholic Church. Knowing the cost heresy, Galileo stood up for what he could prove. Taking a stance with a universe that one could observe, was greater to Galileo than to take a stance with the souls of men which no man can observe. 1) Galileo was silenced because of what he wrote. Why had he published these works, and why did the Church