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Chapter Six Pt. 2, Chapter 7 Pt. 1 - February 6, 2014

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Department
Natural Science
Course
NATS 1745
Professor
Robin Metcalfe
Semester
Winter

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February6Chapter6Contd8GalileosvocalsupportofCopernicanisminvokedoppositionfromtheCatholicChurchwhichheldtothegeocentricstatementsinScriptureThebookgarneredhimalotofattentionTheChurchhadntgettakenanofficialstandonthisissuebutGeocentrismiswhatwasbeingtaughtinCatholicUniversitiesbecausethatshowthecatholicchurchinterpretedthebibleJoshua1012andJoshuasaidinthesightofIsrealSunstandthoustillandthesunstoodstilloThecommandingofthesuntostopmovingwasinterpretedbytheChurchthatthesunismovingaroundtheearthoWouldntJoshuaaskforearthtostandstillinsteadIfhescloseenoughtoGodtoaskfortimetostopshouldnthethenknowwhatsmovingThesunrisesandthesungoesdownandhurriestotheplacewhereitrisesEcclesiastes15oAnotherpersonwithacloseconnectiontoGoddescribingthesunashavingmotionTheLORDsettheearthonitsfoundationsitcanneverbemovedPsalm1045oThiswasinterpretedtomeanthattheearthisafixedbody9GalileoretaliatedbypublishingaletterwhicharguedthatBiblestoriesareparablesandnotmeanttoteachastronomyArguedthatstatementsinthebiblethatinvolvedthesunmovingaroundtheearthmaynothavebeenmeantbyGodtobeinterpretedliterallyTalkedabouthowtheauthorsofscripturehadtotranslateGodsmessagesintowordingthatthecommonpeoplewouldunderstandoPerhapsthisledtomisleadingstatementsinscriptureaboutthesky10ThisledtothebanningofCopernicusbookandGalileospapalbanin1616nottoholdordefendHeliocentrismThisledthechurchtoestablishGeocentrismaschurchlawbutfirsttheylookedintoalloftheavailableresearchoIncludingGalileosbookwhichdidntDEFINITIVELYprovethattheearthmovesratheritjustgavestrongevidenceoTheyfoundnoproofforHeliocentrism11WhenhisfriendbecamePopeGalileopublishedDialogueontheTwoGreatWorldSystems1632afictionaldebatebetweenanAristotelianaCopernicanandareferee
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