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James Hannam discusses the Scientific Revolution that happened during the Middle Ages and the contribution that Galileo made along with the Church's resistance. He also discusses Galileo's efforts to progress the assertions of Nicolaus Copernicus, a Renaissance-era mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that the earth revolved around the sun.
Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer and physicist. He was highly controversial and argued for free enquiry and expression at a time when the church was very cautious about challenge. He was eventually condemned by the Roman Inquisition, ostensibly for his support of Copernican ideas about the cosmos, but perhaps also for his atomist theory of matter, which threatened notions of transubstantiation.
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Produced in May 2014. Provisional captions.