Galileo Galilei: The Banning Of Galileo's Inquisition

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In the 16th century due to the adopting of the printing press new ideas were being expressed and learned faster than ever. To stop people from committing heresies against their views, the catholic church set up the inquisition. Galileo Galilei, one of the people opposing aristotle's philosophy was an astronomer and physician in the 15th century who was innovative, controversial and a result was treated with skepticism. Galileo throughout his life devoted himself to scientific discoveries and the innovation of tools and thought to help him study. Early in his scientific career he made three replica telescopes, which were originally developed in 1608 by Hans Lippershey to let the humans see distant objects (Langford). However, Galileo perfected…show more content…
Galileo discovered the phases of Venus and sunspots. He used three arguments to prove that aristotle theory along with their idea of physics was wrong (Langford). Using the tides of the earth to show how the earth moves and has phases he published his finding to be met with the pope and research commission finding that he was trying to prove the copernican system. As the inquisition started banning scientific books and studies not based off of Aristide and their views like the copernicus book, Galileo went to Rome to stop the banning because he thought the church and scientific discoveries should be conducted separately (Brown). Because Galileo was dedicated to finding the answers of the universe going to the inquisition to stop the banning made him look like a threat to the churches ideology and beliefs. After getting support from the The Grand Duke Cosimo ll to write a book on the cause of tides a plague outbreak happens in rome letting the book sell elsewhere but after when the duke had died the inquisition banned the book and made his reputation with the church worse (Brown). Because of his controversial views, Galileo was a threat to the church and all his past and future scientific discoveries would be called fake and were banned by the

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