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Omission and Invention: The Problematic Nature of Galileo's Proposed Proofs for Earth's Motion

Omission and Invention: The Problematic Nature of Galileo's Proposed Proofs for Earth's... Chr i stopher M. Gr a ney Omission and Invention The Problematic Nature of Galileo’s Proposed Proofs for Earth’s Motion Consider this little poem, from the children’s book, C is for Ciao: An Italy Alphabet: G is for Galileo, punished when he proved that the sun was sitting still and the earth’s the one that moved. The book continues, Until the Polish astronomer Nicolas Copernicus discovered that the sun is the center of our solar system. . . . people since the second century had thought the sun revolved around the earth. . . . . In developing the telescope, Galileo was able to prove that Copernicus’s theory was correct. This caused a problem with church leaders of the day, who—disrespectful of scientific facts—were offended by the idea that the earth was not the center of the solar system. C is for Ciao provides a nice illustration of how a certain notion re- garding Galileo can be found in surprising places. That notion is that Galileo, using his telescope, proved that the Earth circles the sun annually and rotates about its own axis diurnally. Other examples of l o g o s 22 : 4 f a l l http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture logos

Omission and Invention: The Problematic Nature of Galileo's Proposed Proofs for Earth's Motion

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Abstract

Chr i stopher M. Gr a ney Omission and Invention The Problematic Nature of Galileo’s Proposed Proofs for Earth’s Motion Consider this little poem, from the children’s book, C is for Ciao: An Italy Alphabet: G is for Galileo, punished when he proved that the sun was sitting still and the earth’s the one that moved. The book continues, Until the Polish astronomer Nicolas Copernicus discovered that the sun is the center of our solar system. . . . people since the second century had thought the sun revolved around the earth. . . . . In developing the telescope, Galileo was able to prove that Copernicus’s theory was correct. This caused a problem with church leaders of the day, who—disrespectful of scientific facts—were offended by the idea that the earth was not the center of the solar system. C is for Ciao provides a nice illustration of how a certain notion re- garding Galileo can be found in surprising places. That notion is that Galileo, using his telescope, proved that the Earth circles the sun annually and rotates about its own axis diurnally. Other examples of l o g o s 22 : 4 f a l l

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Published: Sep 13, 2019

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