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Why did Galileo write a letter to the Grand Duchess?
Last Updated: 31st March, 2020
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Herein, what is the main purpose of Galileo's Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina?
In 1615, Galileo wrote a letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany in order to show how one could argue for the heliocentric system without necessarily contradicting the Bible. At the time this letter was written, the Scientific Revolution was beginning to present problems for religion.
Also, what religion was Galileo? Catholic
Similarly, you may ask, what was Galileo's objection to using the Bible as a source of knowledge of physical things?
Galileo's objections to using the bible where very clear. He objected to using the bible as a source of knowledge of physical things because it would not always speak the truth on the surface. He feels that the truth and meaning lie underneath what is actually written down on the page.
What is copernicanism?
Definition of Copernican. 1 : of or relating to Copernicus or the belief that the earth rotates daily on its axis and the planets revolve in orbits around the sun.