Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist, and engineer, sometimes described as a polymath. He has been called the 'father of observational astronomy', the 'father of modern physics', the 'father of the scientific method', and the 'father of modern science'.


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  1. 1. Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

    This scientific work presents a series of discussions between three characters, each representing a different perspective on the cosmological theories of the time. Throughout the dialogue, the characters debate the merits of the Ptolemaic geocentric system, which asserts that the Earth is the center of the universe, and the Copernican heliocentric system, which proposes that the Sun is the center. The author uses these discussions to subtly argue in favor of the Copernican system, challenging the traditional religious and scientific beliefs of his time.

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