I. Science and Religion
Galileo thought what was necessary...
- i. Galileo thought it was unnecessary to pit science against religion
- 1. To him, it made little sense for church to determine the nature of physical reality on basis of biblical texts that were subject to radically divergent interpretations
- 2. The church decided otherwise and lent its great authority to one scientific theory, the Ptolemaic-Aristotelian cosmology, because it fit with their own philosophical views of realityà consequences