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Unformatted text preview: Finding the phases of venus shows that venus is going around the sun. In the ptolemaic system you would never get a full venus which galileo sees. This doesn't necessarily prove copernicanism but it eliminates ptolemaic theory. Doesn't prove earth goes around the sun. Galileo doesn't prove copernican case, but moves in that direction....
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course HISTORY 322D taught by Professor Hunt during the Fall '11 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Fall '11
- Scientific Revolution