The Inquisition And Galileo 's Theory Of The State Of Nature, And Art

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History has affected the way all of us are living our lives right now to this day. It has led to new concepts that people have adopted, new technology, and new ideas that have evolved throughout time. Early modern Europe and the scientific revolution have contributed to the development of these conditions. Events that support these conditions are the Inquisition and Galileo, Thomas Hobbes and his theory of the state of nature, and art from artists like Vermeer. Each of the previously mentioned events has brought about great advancements influencing Western civilization. The first topic of interest is the Inquisition and Galileo. The Inquisition was a branch of the Catholic Church that was responsible for finding heresy among the communities and eliminating it completely. Torture was a tool thought necessary at the time to push for confessions of heresy. Any beliefs or opinions that went against Catholic religious beliefs were considered heresy. Galileo was an Italian astronomer who was tried for heresy. That happened because he was a supporter of Nicolaus Copernicus and his theory of a heliocentric solar system. This went against Christian doctrines that supported a geocentric solar system with the Earth at the center. The conflict between Galileo and the Church is important because it showed how powerful religion was, and how it was able to overrule science that did not agree with the religion. It suppressed a correct new scientific theory with its fear and power. In the…

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