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5,784. Galileo is the creator of the modern scientific method. (Evolution & Science & Galileo & Human Being) Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man 1973 6/13: The Starry Messenger
5,785. Galileo seems to me to have been strangely innocent about the world of politics. (Evolution & Galileo & Human Being) ibid.
5,786. The trial of Galileo in 1633: but every political trial has a long hidden history of what went on behind the scenes. (Evolution & Galileo & Human Being) ibid.
5,787. When Galileo worked the opening pages of The Dialogue he said twice that Italian science and trade was now in danger of being overtaken by northern rivals. (Evolution & Galileo & Human Being) Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man 1973: The Majestic Clockwork 7/13
60,903. If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the Inquisition might have let him alone. (Inquisition & Galileo) Thomas Hardy
73,861. Galileo was the father of modern physics. He was also a man with an extremely abrasive personality. (Galileo & Physics) Dr Allan Chapman, Great Scientists: Galileo
73,862. The greatest challenge of all came from one man ... Galileo finally put Aristotle to the test. (Galileo & Physics) ibid.
73,863. Galileo was able to work out a uniform law of acceleration. (Galileo & Physics) ibid.
73,864. Galileo was living at the height of the Italian Renaissance. (Galileo & Physics) ibid.
73,865. Galileo refined his telescope. (Galileo & Physics & Telescope) ibid.
73,866. Every single one of Galileo’s telescopic discoveries seemed to undermine the accepted view of the universe. (Galileo & Physics & Telescope) ibid.
73,867. For a time his book was even banned. (Galileo & Physics) ibid.
3,539. Whereas you, Galileo, were denounced to this Holy Office for holding as true the false doctrine taught by some that the Sun is the centre of the world. Following the position of Copernicus, which are contrary to the true sense and authority of Holy Scripture. (Sun & Catholic Church & Accusation & Galileo) Catholic Church Charge Against Galileo
12,806. For more than 1,500 years Christians saw the Bible as the primary source of knowledge. But in the seventeenth century a new movement emerged that challenged the Christian view of the world. What we now call science emerged about 400 years through the work of a group of European thinkers who discovered new ways of interpreting the world. They no longer relied on the delivered word of God. The scientific revolution put individual curiosity, enquiry, reason, and experiment above religious dogma. And to my mind science is quite simply the biggest challenge that Christianity will ever have to face. (Christianity & Enlightenment & Catholicism & Science & Galileo) Professor Colin Blakemore, Christianity: A History: God and the Scientists s1e7
12,807. The Vatican realised that Capurnicus’s speculations contradicted the Biblical view that the Earth is stationary. At the centre of the universe. But it was willing to tolerate his ideas for now. Capurnicus’s new theory soon pitted Christianity and Science against itself. In the scientific revolution’s darkest hour. (Christianity & Enlightenment & Catholicism & Science & Galileo) ibid.
12,808. Galileo Galilei was one of the most respected scientists. He helped the Vatican set up its first observatory in Rome and taught astronomy at the finest universities in the Catholic world. (Christianity & Enlightenment & Catholicism & Science & Astronomy & Galileo) ibid.
828. All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. (Truth & Galileo) Galileo Galilei 1564-1642
6,855. You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself. (Teach & Galileo) Galileo Galilei
154. I do not feel obliged to believe God endowed man with reason and intellect and intended for him to forgo their use. (God & Intellect & Reason & Galileo) Galileo Galilei
2,269. In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. (Science & Authority & Reason & Galileo) Galileo Galilei
2,662. Philosophy [nature] is written in that great book which ever is before our eyes – I mean the universe – but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols in which it is written. The book is written in mathematical language, and the symbols are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word of it; without which one wanders in vain through a dark labyrinth. (Science & Mathematics & Symbols & Universe & Galileo) Galileo Galilei
73,868. Where the senses fail us, reason must step in. (Senses & Reason & Galileo) Galileo Galilei
73,869. Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not. (Galileo & Nature) Galileo Galilei
12,667. What was observed by us in the third place is the nature or matter of the Milky Way itself, which, with the aid of the spyglass, may be observed so well that all the disputes that for so many generations have vexed philosophers are destroyed by visible certainty, and we are liberated from wordy arguments. (Milky Way & Galileo) Galileo Galilei
73,870. I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him. (Galileo & Ignorant & Learn) Galileo Galilei
73,871. Wine is sunlight, held together by water. (Galileo & Wine) Galileo Galilei
73,872. Philosophy is written in that great book which ever lies before our eyes – I mean the universe – but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols, in which it is written. This book is written in the mathematical language, and the symbols are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word of it; without which one wanders in vain through a dark labyrinth. (Galileo & Mathematics) Galileo Galilei, The Assayer 1623
73,873. I have been pronounced by the Holy Office to be vehemently suspected of heresy, that is to say, of having held and believed that the Sun is the center of the world and immovable, and that the earth is not the center and moves: Therefore, desiring to remove from the minds of your Eminences, and of all faithful Christians, this vehement suspicion, justly conceived against me, with sincere heart and unfeigned faith I abjure, curse, and detest the aforesaid errors and heresies, and generally every other error, heresy, and sect whatsoever contrary to the said Holy Church. Galileo Galilei