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Galileo's Belief in Empiricism

Galileo believed that the development of new ideas and understanding was stifled by blind adherence to the authority of the Catholic Church and the writings of the ancient Greeks. Rather than simply accepting the statements of authorities, he believed investigators should rely on their own observations, measurements, and calculations.

See Also

Newton, Sir Isaac; Solar System Geometry, History Of.

Bibliography

Gamow, George. The Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1988.

Santillana, Giorgio de. The Crime of Galileo. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1955.

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