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 using his spyglass (telescope).

Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, mathematician, physicist, and philosopher during the Renaissance. He created his own version of the spyglass, an early form of the telescope. He tested the idea that a heavier object will fall faster than a lighter object, and proved it wrong. He found evidence that the Earth was not the center of the universe. He made multiple contributions to science during his lifetime, but was prosecuted by the Christian church. His ideas and discoveries contradicted what the Bible proclaimed to be true.

The leaning Tower of Pisa, where he conducted the experiment.

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