Galileo Galilei

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Galileo Galilei (Italian pronunciation: [ɡaliˈlɛːo ɡaliˈlɛi]; 15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642), was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. Galileo has been called the "father of observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", and the "father of science". His contributions to observational astronomy include the telescopic confirmation of the phases of Venus, the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter (named the Galilean moons in his honour), and the observation and analysis of sunspots. Galileo also worked in applied science and technology, inventing an improved military compass and other instruments. Galileo's championing of heliocentrism and Copernicanism was controversial within his lifetime, when most subscribed to either geocentrism or the Tycho... More

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Galileo Galilei #Beauty

Photo of Galileo Galilei Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
Galileo Galilei #Education

Photo of Galileo Galilei If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.
Galileo Galilei #God #Religion

Photo of Galileo Galilei I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Galileo Galilei #Learning

Photo of Galileo Galilei I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
Galileo Galilei #Nature

Photo of Galileo Galilei Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not.
Galileo Galilei #Religion

Photo of Galileo Galilei The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.
Galileo Galilei #Science

Photo of Galileo Galilei It vexes me when they would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures, and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.
Galileo Galilei #Science

Photo of Galileo Galilei In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Galileo Galilei #Truth

Photo of Galileo Galilei All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered the point is to discover them.
Galileo Galilei #Nature

Photo of Galileo Galilei The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.