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On This Day… The Earth Revolves Around The Sun, Or Does It?

Written by: George Chittenden : 21 Jul 2019

It was on this day, 22nd June back in 1633 when the Italian astronomer and physicist, Galileo, was found guilty of heresy by the Roman Inquisition and was sentenced to indefinite imprisonment. Following his sentencing he was kept under house arrest until his death in 1642. So what did the man who is often described as the father of science do wrong? Well, he simply promoted a theory he knew to be true, the heliocentric theory of Nicolaus Copernicus which was published in 1543 and states that the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun which sits at the centre of the Solar System.

In 1632 Galileo published a book that defended the theory. This angered the Catholic Church, who considered the theory to be heretical. His punishment, aside from house arrest was that he abjure, curse, and detest his opinions. Galileo was forbidden to publish any of his work, including any he might write in the future. It took the Roman Catholic Church 359 years to finally admit they were completely wrong, and Galileo had been right all along.

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