This time of discovery was a breath of fresh air to the people of Western Europe. Development in new technology and ideas had changed society forever as they knew it. It was like ‘out with the old [ideas] in with the new [discoveries].’ The printing press enabled people to read and learn by themselves. This was very important in changing how society thinks and interprets. It used to be that people would go to church and learn the Bible from the priest and learn science and philosophies from lectures and such. Now people can learn and interpret scripture and text on their own. The new thinking provided a base for new discoveries. The change in thought was brought about the scientists of that age. Of the great thinkers and scientists was Galileo, the creator of his own telescope, which allowed him to study the stars. By observing the stars and the planetary system he gained a vast amount of knowledge that proved the Catholic Church...
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... and rejections, as well as his perception of his ‘enemies’ and how they think. He refutes the by saying, “For the Bible is not chained in every expression to conditions as strict as those which govern all physical effects; nor is God any less excellently revealed in Nature's actions than in the sacred statements of the Bible.”(ch16,4)
With a full understanding of the universe and its nature Galileo had the mind of a Genius or at least a scientific revolution thinker. He pushed the bounds of nature as perceived by the church and instated his own discoveries and new findings. His critics rebuked him as being somewhat radical but Galileo knew that his enlightened thinking was the way—the correct way—that the solar system was Heliocentric. None of this would change because Galileo had proved once and for all that the universe, created by God, was meant to be that way.
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