Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love Essay | Student Essay

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Galileo's Daughter, a Review

Summary: Reviews Galileo's Daughter, by Dava Sobel, a book about the biography of Galileo Galilei and containing the letters that his daughter Maria sent him. Discusses the life of Galileo and the importance of the scientific revolution.
The Scientific Revolution was a time were huge advancements were made in the department of different fields of sciences, one more specifically, astronomy. Most probably Galileo's favorite child was Sour Maria Celeste because with her he felt an intellectual bond. Sour Maria Celeste was very intelligent, her and her father were very close and wrote to each other when they could. Galileo, however had a very difficult relationship with the Roman Catholic Church because he and his theories were considered heretical by the Church. The church accepted the Ptolemic view of the universe rather than the Copernican view. The Ptolemic view was the belief that the Earth was the center of the universe. Galileo strongly supported and could prove the Copernican theory. Pope Urban VIII, was once Galileos friend, did not support Galileo or the Copernican view of the universe during the Protestant Reformation.

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