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1) Galileo, born February 15, 1564, Pisa and died January 8, 1642, Arcetri, near Florence, was a Italian natural philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician who made
2) fundamental contributions to the sciences of motion, astronomy, and strength of materials and to the development of the scientific method.
3) fundamental contributions to the sciences of motion, astronomy, and strength of materials and to the development of the scientific method.
4) His insistence that the book of nature was written in the language of mathematics changed natural philosophy from a verbal, qualitative account to
5) a mathematical one in which experimentation became a recognized method for discovering the facts of nature.
6) He is famous for recanting his beliefs that the Earth turns around the Sun when forced by the Catholic Church. He is also famous for the sentence: "And yet, it moves."
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