Galileo Galilei

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Discovery is key in moving forward, without this aspect we would not improve at all. Galileo Galilei was a scientific genius. He was a major contribution to the Scientific Revolution. Without his discoveries we wouldn’t be where we are (scientifically) today. Galileo’s life started out a little rough considering his family's financial struggles, followed by the death of his father. He later became in conflict with the church with one of his discoveries which even lead to a house arrest. Even with bumpy starts Galileo was able to tough it out and make the great discoveries he is famous for today.Despite the controversy Galileo’s fundamental impact was very impressive. Even with his bumpy start Galileo was able to tough it out and make the great discoveries he is known for today. The Scientific Revolution was where Galileo made his greatest impact. This was a revolution that brought significant changes in the way people thought and believed and roughly lasted from 1540 to 1727. Most historians agree that it started with Nicholas Copernicus who theorized that the sun was in the center of the universe.This theory was called Heliocentrism and was founded by Copernicus just before he died in 1543. Historians also believe that the scientific revolution ended with Isaac Newtons universal laws and Mechanical Universe. Newton’s universal laws and Mechanical Universe were founded in 1687. Galileo was very helpful in proving that Nicholas Copernicus’ theory of heliocentrism was in fact correct. Many people believed what the bible had told them about the universe until Galileo proved that Copernicus’ theory was correct, and not what the bible had told them. He also left his work for Isaac Newton to follow. Galileo was born on February ... ... middle of paper ... ... Works Cited "Galilei, Galileo." Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library. Ed. Julie L. Carnagie, Peggy Saari, and Aaron Saari. Vol. 3: Vol. 1: Biographies. Detroit: UXL, 2002. 132-140. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 11 Mar. 2014. Moncrief, J. William. "Galileo Galilei." Mathematics. Ed. Barry Max Brandenberger, Jr. Vol. 2. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2002. 75-76. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 11 Mar. 2014. Norton, Stephen D. "Galileo Galilei." Science and Its Times. Ed. Neil Schlager and Josh Lauer. Vol. 3: 1450 to 1699. Detroit: Gale, 2001. 367-368. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 11 Mar. 2014. Nickles, Thomas, "Scientific Revolutions", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2014 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.) "Galileo Galilei." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography in Context. Web. 12 Apr. 2014.

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