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Paper: Galileo and Bellarmine
Volume: 441, The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena VI
Page: 3
Authors: Coyne, S.J., G. V.
Abstract: This paper aims to delineate two of the many tensions which bring to light the contrasting views of Galileo Galilei and of Cardinal Robert Bellarmine with respect to the Copernican-Ptolemaic controversies of the 16th and 17th centuries: their respective positions on Aristotle’s natural philosophy and on the interpretation of Sacred Scripture. Galileo’s telescopic observations, reported in his Sidereus Nuncius, were bringing about the collapse of Aristotle’s natural philosophy and he taught that there was no science in Scripture.
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