Analysis: The Galileo Affair

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Ryan Spoone
Dr. Marsh
HIST 108
October 12, 2015
Galileo and Censorship
The Galileo Affair is the matter of the myth defining the inevitable relationship between science and religion. All through most of the 16th and 17th eras, the anxiety of non-conformists spreading training, as well as, sentiments that contracted the Bible subjugated the Catholic Church (Galileo Affair, pg. 1). The heretics victimized scientists for forming of theories about the Church and forbade people from reading books that they prohibited. War of a kind erupted between science and religion whereby more casualties were thought to be from the side of the scientists. Two scientists Nicholas Copernicus and Galileo Galilei published articles that later were banned. Copernicus …show more content…

He was opting to publish ‘‘The Two Chief World Systems” against the dictate of the Church to spread the controversial scientific research. Galileo was advised to proceed with his plan but to be cautious not to stir up a concern with the Church theologians. Galileo had to publish the book, ‘‘The Two Chief World Systems” because it contained real facts about the solar system. But during then, there was no empirical evidence required by the Church to prove the claims (Galileo Affair, pg. 3). Publishing of the book sparked up a dialogue between his followers and the Church. He published the articles because he believed they contained the pure scientific truth. His work to put the book into limelight was full of challenges and encountered a lot of frequent interruptions. As the book suggests, the work took the form of a dialogue that was between three characters. The characters had different views on the perception of Galileo to the formed theories. The formation of the discussion allowed Galileo to claim impartially presenting both views of the principles. However, it seemed that the conversation would pass aggregation with the Catholic Church. Galileo obtained a tentative permission for the publication of the dialogue on a condition that some certain changes would be made (Galileo Affair, pg. 4). The Catholic Church gave directories that …show more content…

The heliocentric model was correct in it innovations because up to date the findings found have been included in the school curriculum for everyone. Despite the Catholic Church as a whole, Galileo’s mission was championed by an Archbishop as his patron and a Cardinal had encouraged him to publish the book also. Galileo’s mission was to prove the truth about the Earth and Sun’s (Galileo Affair, pg. 4). The Church was someway automatically opposed to science to the likelihood that the heliocentric model was

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