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Lacey Baker History 102 2 February 2007 Document Analysis 1 The Proving of Heliocentrism by Copernicus and Galilei Both Galilei and Copernicus believed in heliocentrism—the idea that the sun is the center of the universe and that all the planets revolve around it in perfect circles—but whose argument was more convincing? I found that in the separate documents, they argued for the same principle, but each man presented his ideas in completely different ways. First off, Galilei was extremely forceful with his argument. His tone was very strong and adamant, almost ordering the reader to follow his ideas and principles. He included quotes from well-renowned scientists, always drawing it back to its relation with the Bible. He included a lot of information about the Bible, and insisted that it had somehow been misconstrued and definitely could be taken differently than intended. More Bible references were included than actual evidence that heliocentrism existed. He
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