Contributions Of Galileo Galilei

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The Renaissance was a fresh start for Europeans and the beginning of the modern world. The decline of feudalism allowed Europeans to have more freedom. New opportunities presented themselves, people were becoming educated and even moving into better social classes. Galileo Galilei was the first out of six descendants from Vincenzo Galilei, an Italian composer (History.com Staff). Galileo was born in Pisa, Italy in 1564 and later on his family moved to Florence in 1572 (Machamer). The scientist was able to make revolutionary discoveries in the fields of physics, astronomy, cosmology, mathematics and philosophy. His’s telescopic discoveries made Europeans question the Church’s belief that the Earth was the center of the universe. Galileo’s discoveries …show more content…
His improvements of the spyglass lead him to build the telescope, which let him observe “the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, the phases of Venus, sunspots and lunar surface” (History.com Staff). His discovery of the phases of Venus supported that planets orbit around the sun and his observation of the moons of Jupiter supported the heliocentric model of the solar system. The pope read to the people while they listened, therefore the Europeans believed everything the Church taught was right. The Church taught their followers that the Earth was the center of the universe. If anyone opposed the Church’s doctrines they were banished, the Church installed this fear so followers wouldn’t question. Once Galileo published his discoveries Europeans had another source and began questioning what the Church was teaching. For instance, Galileo wrote a letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany and he wasn’t afraid to say what he believed, “I hold the sun to be suited motionless in the center of the revolution of the celestial orbs while the earth revolves about the sun” (Linder). Galileo transformed the way the Europeans thought because his discoveries caused people to question if the Church was right or if science was right. The Church’s authority was weakened because the Europeans were unsure of what to believe. Galileo’s astronomical discoveries sparked controversy between …show more content…
He revolutionize Europeans way of thinking because through his telescope, Galileo was able to make many astronomical discoveries, which supported Copernicus’s heliocentric model. Although he was put on house assert after coming out with his discoveries, many scientists adirmed Galileo’s bravery against the Church. He inspired scientists of all ages because they were intrigued by what Galileo had discovered and wanted to learn more. His scaling law helps orthopedic surgeons treat conditions that affect bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Galileo’s findings might have occurred centuries ago, but they are relevant today and have an impact on our modern

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