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Galileo had already been sympathetic to the Copernican way of thought, but the new discoveries armed him with the first really compelling arguments in its favor.
As late as 1822, a church official refused to grant the imprimatur to a book that assumed the truth of the Copernican system.
When one considers how dexterously Galileo exploited the presentation of mere moons at the Medici court, one can imagine all too well what good use he might have made of Copernican heliocentrism, in courtly tribute to the power image of an early modern prince.
In the fall of 1983 I distributed a document to the staff and school community called "The Copernican Plan: A Concept Paper Concerning the Restructuring of Secondary Education at the Masconomet Regional School District.
But then there was Giovanni Battista Riccioli, who, nineteen years after the appearance of Galileo's Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, published his massive New Almagest [1651 ], in which he weighed both scientific ("philosophical") and religious arguments for and against Copernican heliocentrism.
Ms Adby is the Managing Director of Copernican Securities Pty Ltd, a specialist consultancy providing capital markets, investment, corporate and strategic advisory services in Australia and in Asia for private and public sector clients.
Riccioli is often portrayed as just this side of foolish: swayed by religion, he denied the rationality of Copernican heliocentrism and promoted instead Tycho's hybrid geocentrism (not Ptolemy's strict geocentrism, but a system in which the Sun and Moon orbit the Earth while the planets circle the Sun).
Synopsis: "Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Science against Copernicus in the Age of Galileo" is an important account and analysis of seventeenth-century scientific arguments against the Copernican system.
Many learned astronomers at that time, who refused the Copernican solution because of the lack of consequences of the terrestrial movement on physical phenomena, adopted geo-heliocentricism as a suitable system.
But between 1609 and 1613 Galileo's telescopic discoveries convinced him of the merit of the Copernican view.
New Heavens and a New Earth: The Jewish Reception of Copernican Thought.
3) So named by Hermann Bondi in the mid-twentieth century, the Copernican principle has had its greatest influence in cosmology, where it has been indispensable in providing a paradigm for interpreting observations concerning our universe.
Physicist Stephen Hawking said much the same in The Grand Design: "So which is real, the Ptolemaic or the Copernican system?
Galileo was accused of heresy for supporting the Copernican theory and his difficulties and struggles are described.
Ultimately Lawtoo's study builds the case for "a Copernican turn away from the egocentric approaches to subjectivity that dominated our past, Freudian century.