M4L1 Assignment - The Catholic Church was not justified in...

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The Catholic Church was not justified in trying Galileo for heresy, and there should neverbe any political censors to science. Galileo was not breaking any federal or Church laws, and the trial was set into motion simply because the Church did not agree with him. Galileo had also backed up his position with years of research, and his research could contribute to many breakthroughs in science. Lastly, while having certain moral and social blockades in place, politics have no place in science.Galileo had researched the heliocentric model of the universe proposed by Copernicus. This model of the universe was rejected by the Catholic Church in favor of a geocentric model. Because of this, Galileo was targeted by the Roman Inquisition, even though there was no law against publishing his findings. Thus, there was no legal basis for the trial of Galileo, and so it should have never happened in the first place.

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European History, Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Heliocentrism, Galileo, Galileo affair

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