Italian physicist, astronomer, mathematician and philosopher Galileo Galilei was born on this day in 1564 (died January 8, 1642). He has been called the “father of modern observational astronomy” and made significant improvements to the telescope.
Galileo’s view of heliocentrism, the belief that the Earth and planets revolve around the sun was controversial in this time. His work “Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems” was believed to criticize Pope urban VIII. He was tried by Inquisition and forced to recant. He spent the rest of his life under house arrest.
365 Things I Believe is a revisioning of a year long web project. I initially launched the blog 365 Things I Believe because I think there are important things I have to say. There are eternal truths that are non-debatable, although I realize they’re not universally accepted.
So for a year I did a daily post of one thing I believe to be an indisputable truth. I’m relaunching here at The Write Side of My Brain and will continue through the next year to re-post (mostly) from the original project.
This time graphics and commentary are included. You can buy today’s print here. And, by the end of a year, if not sooner, you’ll be able to purchase the entire series in ebook format.
Send me to India (seriously).