what is the influence that the religious community had on scientific research during Galileo’s time?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Galileo got caught up in the church politics of the day. That's why the founding fathers tried (!) to separate the two.

    There is a LONG list of Christian and other believing scientists who contributed great advances to the history of science, so this assumption that christians have not contributed to science is just wrong.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They tortured Galileo half to death and held him under house arrest for suggesting that the earth orbitted the sun.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They tortured and killed "scientists" which put a bit of a damper on scientific research!

    But us guys are just beginning to start to get our own back!

    The triumph of reason over superstition is inevitable! Resistance is futile!

    Source(s): Atheist chemist
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Influence?

    Source(s): Consider Noah's Ark Have you ever taken the time to read the Bible's story of Noah's flood? And have you ever pondered what this story's position in the Bible might actually mean? While there are many people who consider the Bible, and therefore Noah's story, to be literally true, most educated and intelligent people understand that the story of Noah's flood is a myth. They understand that Mt. Everest was never covered in flood water, they understand that the ark could not hold the millions of species that are now found on earth, and they understand that there is no DNA evidence to show that all animals on earth came from single breeding pairs just a few thousand years ago. But there is one part of the story of Noah's Ark that deserves special recognition. It shows us something about God that is quite unsettling to any intelligent person who takes the time to consider his actions. That special section is this: God senselessly murdered millions of humans and billions of animals in the flood How do we know it was senseless? Because "God" is supposed to be "all-knowing" and "all-powerful." If God were to exist, God would know what was coming when he created Adam and Eve. Therefore, God knew he would be murdering millions of people. This realization leads to an obvious question: Why didn't God simply speed up Jesus' arrival to avoid the atrocity that is the flood? Or why didn't God program Adam and Eve when he created them to completely circumvent the need for such a horrendous atrocity? You may have never considered this question, but it is exquisitely important. Because the flood is an atrocity of the highest order. It is mass murder on a global scale. The idea that Christians would accept a mass-murderer as their object of worship shows us something about Christians, does it not? Think about it - By (supposedly) murdering nearly every human on the planet, the Christian God is far more heinous than Hitler. No "loving" and "perfect" being can also be a mass-murderer bent of global genocide. Yet Christians willfully worship him. Why? If you are a Christian, I would ask you to simply look inside yourself today. Why would you accept a mass murderer into your life?
  • 1 decade ago

    Publicly it suppressed heliocentric views. Had a chilling effect, i would say. Privately the Church sponsored many scientific thinkers and eventually came around to this reality. Galileo himself wasn't exonerated until recently...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    they kinda killed him because of it, im sure that counts as influence

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