Conclusion is drawn from general observations to specific conclusion
Theory that the Earth is the center of the Universe and that heavenly bodies orbit the Earth
Theory that the Sun is the center of the Universe and that heavenly bodies orbit the Sun
Contrary to church doctrine or accepted beliefs or standards
A Roman Catholic tribunal for investigating and prosecuting charges of heresy. natural philospher
Ptolemy's model of the universe with the Earth at the center
Scientific Empiricism knowledge comes from sense experiences, observation, and experimentation. Set forth by Sir Francis Bacon
A series of steps followed to solve problems including collecting data, formulating a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis, and stating conclusions.
Council of Trent
Catholic Church council (1545-1563) that claimed only the Catholic Church had the authority to interpret the Bible
Italian mathematician and natural philosopher. Used telescopic observations to challenge Geocentric, or earth-centered conception of universe.
German astronomer & assistant of Tycho Brahe. Solved the problem of planetary movement
John Paul II
Pope (1978-2005) that official forgave Galileo Galilei for his sins
Polish Priest and Astronomer. He believed in a heliocentric, or sun-centered, conception of