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    Science versus Religion during the Scientific Revolution The Scientific Revolution marked the beginning of useful and accurate knowledge of the physical world. Old Aristotelian science began to diminish as scholars questioned old beliefs and proved new theories. They used mathematics, experimentation, and new technology to rediscover and describe the physical world in innovative ways. Matthews explains, “These early modern scientists and philosophers countered faith with reason, dogma with skepticism

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    functional telescope. From his discoveries using the telescope he agreed with Copernicus’ that the Earth was not the center of the universe. Galileo’s many discoveries and his spectacular scientific and mathematical allowed him to defend the theory of heliocentrism in an attempt to go against the Catholic Church; this resulted in his trial against the church and eventually his banishment. The Galileo Affair began in 1610 when Galileo’s Starry Messenger was published. The book mainly described his observations

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    Up until the 17th century, everything was believed to be of a certain way: apples fell from trees, theologians knew everything and most importantly, the Earth was the center of our solar system. Although this belief stems back to the grasp that theology held on the expression of new intellectual thought, there were great strides being made through the 16th and 17th centuries that would force a change of the geocentric belief. It is the argument of this paper that the Scientific Revolution, whereby

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    Chief World Systems (1632) in which Galileo debates the arguments of Aristotle and Potelmy against those of Copernicus through three characters, Salviati, Sagredo and Simplicio. On day three of the arguments, Salviati, Sagredo and Simplicio debate heliocentrism. Simplicio applies to Ptolemy’s zodiacal philosophy in claiming that the earth is the center of the universe: “…if the terrestrial globe should move in the course of a year along the circumference of a circle, namely, along the zodiac, it would

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    Galileo Galilei

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    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

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    The Trial of Galileo

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    The Trial of Galileo The trial of Galileo is an important event in the history of science. We now know, the Roman Catholic church now recognizes, that Galileo's view was correct. What were the arguments on both sides of the issue as it was unfolding? Search the web for documents that chronicle the trial and discuss briefly the case for and against Galileo in the context of the times in which the trial occurred. Be sure to accurately reference your web sources! Your posting should be about

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    Historical Context of the Barometer

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    to be an “impenitent and pertinacious heretic” and he sentenced Bruno to be burned alive at the stake for his crimes. Bruno was a free thinker and spoke almost as freely about those thoughts. His crime was to be in support of the Copernican heliocentrism theory of the earth orbiting the sun (Copernicus’ findings were not published until his death in 1543 avoiding inquisition). Bruno also voiced his belief that the sun was just another star moving among an infinite number of stars with planets

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    Book Report

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    Have you ever wondered why the sun is in the center of our solar system and not the Earth? Well, many people used to believe that the theory that the Earth was located in the center of our solar system was true until astronomers began to question the veracity of this theory and eventually proved it wrong. Copernicus was one of many astronomers to question Aristotle’s and Ptolemy’s theory, which can be seen in Copernicus and The Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres by William T. Vollmann. Generally

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    If knowledge didn’t evolve, then according to what was once ‘accepted knowledge,’ the Earth would still be flat. This evolution however, was only possible due to the inherently flawed means by which humans pursued this so-called knowledge. The statement we will be addressing throughout this essay – “That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow” – has a key word; “accepted.” When people accept something as knowledge based on unreliable principles, then it is bound to be

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    Earth didn’t appear as if it was moving. It looked as if the sun, stars, and planets revolved around the earth, making it the center of the universe. The geocentric theory was supported by the church and the people. When Copernicus introduced heliocentrism, it was unsettling. The church did not approve. If this theory was proven correct, their games and manipulation would come to an end. Johannes Kepler proved Copernicus correct. He found that the planets and the Earth revolve around the sun and

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