For centuries scientific discoveries and religion have clashed, especially discoveries that shape the foundations of our universe. In the early 1600’s Italian mathematician and astronomer Galileo Galilei testified to the Roman Catholic inquisition that the Copernican model of the Solar System was correct and that the Aristotle model the church followed was incorrect. By saying this, he attested that the sun, not the earth, was the center of the solar system and postulated theorems about the physics of falling bodies and other astronomical observations to support his claim. Despite his evidence, Galileo was confined to house arrest for heresy in 1638 (Galileo). Over time, however, multiple astronomers in differing parts of the world confirmed Galileo’s theory to give us the model of the solar system we have today. Galileo’s struggle demonstrates how even the most logical arguments backed with a plethora of evidence can...
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