Galileo Galilei

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Here is a man who still ranks as one of the most brilliant scientists who ever lived. He lived his entire life (1564 – 1642) in Italy and moved forward the concept of concise observation. He didn’t accept what had been the scientific dogma of centuries from Plato and Aristotle and Ptolemy, who firmly believed in a Geocentric concept that the earth is the center of the universe. Instead, he found and proved that Copernicus was right in his mathematical projection that the Sun was the center of our universe. Galileo’s belief in the Heliocentric concept brought him into direct conflict with his beloved Catholic faith. His story is fascinating.