Galilleo Galilei’s Scientific Theories

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Galilleo Galilei's Scientific Theories
Galilleo Galilei’s scientific theories differed from the theological views of the Church creating a conflict between him and the Holy Roman Catholic Church. Additionally, Galileo had written the Letter to the Grand Duchess in 1616 which essentially attacked the views of the Christians, followers of the Ptolemy and theories of Aristotle theories. He insisted that the Earth rotates on itself and moves around the sun refuting Ptolemy's and Aristotle's arguments. Galileo created controversy by spreading his thoughts and theories all over Europe.
The ideas of many scientists and philosophers, such as Galilei, collided with the prevalent ideas and beliefs of the Catholic Church. Many of these new ideas,...
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.....while for Aquinas it was the Bible.
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