Animated Hero Classics: Concern with Galileo's Teachings
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  • History → Renaissance → Scientific Revolution
  • History → Scientific Revolution → Galileo

Church officials in Rome are impressed with Galileo's mathematical knowledge but hesitate when he brings up his interest in teaching Astronomy. They worry he will be accused of heresy by the Inquisition and decide that he is better off teaching in free-thinking Venice.

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  1. What about Galileo impresses the officials?
  2. Why do the officials become concerned?
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    describe the origins of the Scientific Revolution in 16th century Europe and explain its impact on s...
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