Galileo Galilei Research Paper

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Heroes do not have to have superpowers and fight crime. Real heroes exist almost everywhere. There are many views on what constitutes a hero, but they all have one thing in common: they change the world for good. Heroism can be found in the unpaid lawyer who stands up to the government or in the teenager who perseveres through poverty and drugs to reach Harvard instead of becoming an addict or a drug dealer. A simple definition of a hero is someone resolute in making a change against the status quo. An overlooked example of heroism is Galileo Galilei, a famous astronomer who persevered through massive obstacles in his life. Galileo Galilei was the son of Vincenzo Galilei. He was born in Pisa, Italy, on February 15th, 1564 and died on January 8th, 1642 in Arctri Italy. He was the chair of mathematics at the University of Pisa from 1589 to 1592 and moved to the University of Padua in 1592. He published The Assayer, De Montu Antiquiora, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Sidereus Nuncius, and Two New Sciences. Over his lifetime, he discovered that pendulums have a constant swing time, proved all objects fall at the same speed regardless of weight, invented the first thermometer, and improved on the telescope. Galileo …show more content…

Galileo demonstrates that he is a modern hero by courageously standing up to the church and showing determination by studying science against the inquisition’s orders. Galileo Galilei courageously stood up to the overarching church and even after losing, he was determined to continue science which could have cost him his life. As someone who enjoys science, Galileo Galilei’s actions standing up to the church is an inspiration to inform people of the right thing and not the thing that is easiest. His determination to continue science against the inquisition also inspires me and others to work hard to understand science. This is what a true hero must possess, the courage to stand up to big organizations and the determination to do

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