Essays Tagged: "Galileo"

Galileo vs Darwin

Darwin's sucess compared to Galileo's faliures"Whereas Galileo spent his last days under house arrest and was formally condemned ... personages of Great Britain. The reason for the two scientists' very different fortunes is simple: Galileo couldn't prove the Copernican hypothesis but Darwin was able to demonstrate the truth of his ... hypothesis but Darwin was able to demonstrate the truth of his theory of evolution."In the world of Galileo proof was what was needed to succeed with a scientific hypothesis. In the world of Darwin pr ...

(7 pages) 118 0 3.5 Mar/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

Enlightened Philosophers, the Light Bulb of the 1700's, Voltaire, Lock, Luther King and Galileo

philosophers whose ideas and actions changed society are Voltaire and John Lock. Martin Luther and Galileo also changed society.John Lock and Voltaire both fought for basic human rights. Voltaire fou ... because Thomas Jefferson believed in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.Martin Luther and Galileo both disagreed with certain things that the church believed in. Martin Luther said that the ...

(2 pages) 55 0 4.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Galileo and Newton and their ideas

Galileo believed the physical world to be bounded. He says that all materialthings have 'this or tha ... central properties of the materialworld are mathematical and strengthened through experimentation. Galileo excludes theproperties of tastes, odors, colors, and so on when describing the material worl ... ure so the mathematically defined propertiesare the most accurate in describing the material world. Galileo seems to test his beliefsthrough experimentation and mathematical reasoning. He sites exampl ...

(4 pages) 82 0 4.5 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Reality, Illusion, and Foolish Pride in The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, and Galileo by Bertolt Brecht

In the plays The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, and Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, the protagonists' mental beliefs combine reality and illusion that both s ... fe with Helmer, and her downfall in society. It was also Helmer's downfall socially and emotionally.Galileo, by Berolt Brecht, is rather different from both of the previously mentioned situations in t ... e dead too. He leads the rest of his life echoing the idea in his head that he was weak and useless.Galileo: ...At that particular time, had one man put up a fight, it could have had wide repercussion ...

(7 pages) 141 0 4.1 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"The Largest Planet" This is a research essay about Jupiter. It includes unmanned missions to Jupiter and the general characteristics of the planet. It has 6 references.

It has 28 known satellites. The earliest discovered moons date back to 1610 and were discovered by Galileo. This is of interest because a future mission to Jupiter is named after this astronomer. Mos ... rved double duty by flying by Jupiter to gather information to send back to Earth.. The more recent Galileo mission was launched from the Space Shuttle Atlantis in 1989 to travel to Jupiter and study ...

(5 pages) 160 0 3.6 Jul/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

This is a essay/oral presentation on Gallileo Gallile

RE Speech ReduxWhere did Gallileo Live?- Galileo was born in Pisa in the 16th centuary, then in the 1570's he moved to Florence.- He was the ...

(2 pages) 50 1 2.4 Sep/2002

Subjects: Science Essays

How does Galileo view the issue of religion and science? How does he resolve the tension between religion and science?

al thought patterns about the world were beginning to be challenged by scientific discoveries. Both Galileo and Descartes believed that one could believe in the teaching of the Bible and simultaneousl ... the teaching of the Bible and simultaneously accept the findings and conclusions of modern science. Galileo is credited for saying, "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who endowed us w ...

(4 pages) 166 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Science versus religion from a Friedrich Nietzche perspective "God is dead"

an invented science. The conflict between God and science dates back to the earliest of times, when Galileo was tried by the Catholic church for claiming that the universe does not revolve around the ...

(6 pages) 144 0 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

"To Play or Not to Play... God?" This is a satirical essay that argues against using genetics to create human beings (through cloning, etc).

lay... God?By: Carly PitneyIt is now the twenty-first century and humanity has come a long way from Galileo's telescope and Newton's Law of Gravity. We have made enormous leaps and bounds in scientifi ... n 'eye'. Humanity, of course, would be astounded by the outcome. We would create a Martin Luther; a Galileo; hell, why not a Jesus? And we would be awed by our own creation. It would be great, just th ...

(3 pages) 126 2 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The Physics of Immortality.

ho's shown this has to be the brightest person who ever lived - he's outperformed Plato, Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Kant, Einstein and Hawking. This virtuoso performance demonstrates what every well- ...

(2 pages) 38 1 1.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Theory of Knowledge.

owledge. There is also knowledge, which some people see as harmful, as the Catholic Church did with Galileo when he openly supported the Copernican theory (that the Earth and all the planets move arou ... he openly supported the Copernican theory (that the Earth and all the planets move around the sun). Galileo was tortured and excommunicated, although his theory was correct.The question of morals is o ...

(5 pages) 138 0 3.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology


le cap are just a few examples of how people need motion of produce a desired effect. Aristotle and Galileo were two scientists who both studied motiom, and who discovered defferent ways of explaining ... works was so extensive, that they influenced the way people thought for thousands of years to come.Galileo was a scientist who was born on 1564 in Pisa. He was the son of a nobleman from the city of ...

(2 pages) 103 5 4.2 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Science VS Religion.

r wanted to give way. For many scientists, they are afraid that tortures the church once imposed on Galileo for speaking of scientific truth would again repeat; they fear that not only religion slows ...

(9 pages) 391 0 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

The Scientific Revolution.

great minds sought to discover the world of science. Famous scientists such as Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton all worked towards the common goal of knowledge of the world. Science studies al ... he religious people of Euorpe were dealt a tremendous blow.The next great scientist of the time was Galileo Galilei. Galileo spent much of his time looking into space, too. He accepted the Copernican ...

(4 pages) 187 2 4.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Technology: should it be in or out of the classrooms? How technology is destroying the democratic educational system, and what can be done to prevent it

it the library because you must research and write a six page paper including a works cited page on Galileo and his mighty telescope. When you walk in, you are amazed to see that there are no computer ... to get on the internet, and she replies with a blank stare. Then you ask how to find information on Galileo. She smiles and points you to an out dated version of the card catalog that you vaguely reme ...

(5 pages) 162 1 4.1 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Are We alone.

in the universe.He starts by admitting that what the last 300 years of science, from Copernicus to Galileo have shown that the Earth is not special. If the Earth is not the center of the universe lik ...

(6 pages) 51 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Hubble Space Telescope: A Window to Space. A six page scientific essay entireley about the Hubble Space Telescope. Includes citations from a variety of sources and Bibliography.

Gruszka 1The Hubble Space Telescope: A Window to SpaceEver since Galileo used his homemade telescope to make the first scientific observations of astronomical object ...

(9 pages) 174 2 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy


o independent dimensionsoVertical - gravity effectsoHorizontal - remains constant though-out motion*Galileo - formulas for projectile motionoS = UT - Horizontal motionoS = UT + ½ AT2 - Vertical ... erence frames*Opponent believed in idea of geocentrism - stone would be left behind if Heliocentric*Galileo explained - didn't fall away because shared the earths motionoTower and stone shared the sam ...

(8 pages) 70 2 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Rational v.s. irrational thought

up into the sky at night shows a world of things that we love to see but don't know a lot about. If Galileo didn't question what the things up there looked like, where would we be? Without the telesco ...

(3 pages) 48 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Contrasting the viewpoints between aristotle and galileo methods

remained the authority of many things until the 1600s. His authority was declined when a man named Galileo used mathematics and quantitative observations to test Aristotle's generalizations.Qualitati ... long with his logical reasoning, his generalizations were considered the authority for the time. In Galileo's time, the use of mathematical calculations and quantitative analysis were used to challeng ...

(3 pages) 44 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics