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for eight years galileo had held his peace. early in his career the astronomer had discovered that the earth revolved around the sun and had shared his findings. his theory contradicted the accepted theory of the universe which was geocentric and the Catholic church backed this theory of the universe that held the... show more for eight years galileo had held his peace. early in his career the astronomer had discovered that the earth revolved around the sun and had shared his findings. his theory contradicted the accepted theory of the universe which was geocentric and the Catholic church backed this theory of the universe that held the sun and planets revolved around the earth. Since 1616 the scientist had bid ed his time waiting for a change in the attitudes of the catholic authorities or so he believed waiting for reason to prevail. For a time he had even abandoned his investigations of the macrocosm for the supposedly safer fields of motion and physics. Even there aristotle and the church's scientist had been wrong.

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