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Galileo and Why He was Really Convicted of Heresy
Galileo - and his big idea
His crime was “holding as true the false doctrine taught by some that the sun is the center of the world." He was sentenced to formal imprisonment at the pleasure of the Inquisition. On the following day this was commuted to house arrest, which he remained under for the rest of his life. While in house arrest, Galileo wrote his best book, Two New Sciences.
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