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Belief he was brought before the Holy Office of the Inuisition accused of heresy forced to spend his last years under house arrest Of Galileo's three illegitimate children the eldest best mirrored his own brilliance industry sensibility by virtue of such ualities became his confidante Born Virginia in 1600 she was 13 when Galileo placed her in a convent near him in Florence where she took the most appropriate name of Suor Maria Celeste Her loving support which Galileo repaid in kind proved to be her father's greatest source of strength thru his most productive tumultuous years Her presence thru letters which Sobel has translated from their original Italian woven into the narrative graces her father's life now as it did then Galileo's Daughter dramatically recolors the So given the title you d think this would be about Galileo s daughter Sister Maria Celeste who he called a woman of exuisite mind singular goodness and most tenderly attached to me Perhaps you might have thought that through her eyes this account is partly based upon and includes several of her letters you might gain insight into the mind of the man Einstein called the father of modern physics indeed of modern science altogether Given she s described of exuisite mind perhaps you thought she might have contributed to his experiments or thinking If you re expecting any of that you re going to be disappointed Really this is a uick reading biography of Galileo and there are several chapters that deal with his life before his daughter enters into the story And given she was a cloistered nun from her teenage years hers was not a life of wide scope or interest aside from her being the daughter of a famous father Her letters though they show a loving daughter who had no doubts about her father s faith don t reveal a remarkable intelligence though that would be hard given the letters in the book are filled with little than such mundane details as grocery and laundry lists and asking Galileo to fix a broken clock What seemed to have animated the book is Sobel s desire to argue there there is no reason to see science and faith as opposed and to present Galileo as a devout and obedient son of the Catholic Church particularly as demonstrated through his loving relationship with a supportive devout daughter dedicated to the religious life The Catholic Church both revered shouldn t be slurred with condemning Galileo according to SobelTechnically however the anti Copernican Edict of 1616 was issued by the Congregation of the Index not by the Church Similarly in 1633 Galileo was tried and sentenced by the Holy Office of the Inuisition not by the Church Moreover Sobel related the Catholic pontiffs who condoned both rulings didn t invoke papal infallibility Alrighty then that must have consoled Galileo who was forced to renounce the Copernican theory found his books banned was put under house arrest for the rest of his life after dealing with the Inuisition and the threat of being put under torture or even burned at the stake as the Astronomer Bruno had been in 1600 by the Inuisition just decades before The sad thing to me is as Sobel presented it Galileo had done everything he could to follow Church teaching and rulings He submitted his book on Copernican theory to the Church s censor told them to change whatever they wanted to got a license to print it and the Church s imprimatur But the Pope was convinced that Galileo was mocking him personally in the book had him prosecuted and the book appeared in the next Index of Proscribed Books where it would stay for 200 years But we shouldn t blame the Catholic Church Nope it was all just a tragic mutual misunderstanding That all reads to me not so much as apologia as satire yet Sobel does convince me that Galileo truly didn t want a breach with the Church and was a man of faith and science But for me that just makes poignant and disgraceful the bullying of an elderly old man by the machinery of the ChurchIf the book had a strength though it was how lucidly it explained the science and Galileo s discoveries just why he can right be called a father of modern science And after reading some very dense histories lately it was something of a relief to read something easier that you could cut through like a heated knife through butter But I didn t think I got than a rather superficial gloss on Galileo s life and times A Passion for More children the eldest best mirrored his own brilliance industry sensibility by virtue of such ualities became his Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia confidante Born Virginia in 1600 she was 13 when Galileo placed her in a Spojrzenie na sztukę convent near him in Florence where she took the most appropriate name of Suor Maria Celeste Her loving support which Galileo repaid in kind proved to be her father's greatest source of strength thru his most productive tumultuous years Her presence thru letters which Sobel has translated from their original Italian woven into the narrative graces her father's life now as it did then Galileo's Daughter dramatically recolors the So given the title you d think this would be about Galileo s daughter Sister Maria Celeste who he Nue called a woman of exuisite mind singular goodness and most tenderly attached to me Perhaps you might have thought that through her eyes this account is partly based upon and includes several of her letters you might gain insight into the mind of the man Einstein The Clan (Play to Live called the father of modern physics indeed of modern science altogether Given she s described of exuisite mind perhaps you thought she might have A Fools Paradise contributed to his experiments or thinking If you re expecting any of that you re going to be disappointed Really this is a uick reading biography of Galileo and there are several Lardżelka chapters that deal with his life before his daughter enters into the story And given she was a Beauty Ravished cloistered nun from her teenage years hers was not a life of wide scope or interest aside from her being the daughter of a famous father Her letters though they show a loving daughter who had no doubts about her father s faith don t reveal a remarkable intelligence though that would be hard given the letters in the book are filled with little than such mundane details as grocery and laundry lists and asking Galileo to fix a broken Reviving the Broken Marionette clock What seemed to have animated the book is Sobel s desire to argue there there is no reason to see science and faith as opposed and to present Galileo as a devout and obedient son of the Catholic Church particularly as demonstrated through his loving relationship with a supportive devout daughter dedicated to the religious life The Catholic Church both revered shouldn t be slurred with Service Book ... of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America condemning Galileo according to SobelTechnically however the anti Copernican Edict of 1616 was issued by the Congregation of the Index not by the Church Similarly in 1633 Galileo was tried and sentenced by the Holy Office of the Inuisition not by the Church Moreover Sobel related the Catholic pontiffs who A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers, condoned both rulings didn t invoke papal infallibility Alrighty then that must have Look Again consoled Galileo who was forced to renounce the Copernican theory found his books banned was put under house arrest for the rest of his life after dealing with the Inuisition and the threat of being put under torture or even burned at the stake as the Astronomer Bruno had been in 1600 by the Inuisition just decades before The sad thing to me is as Sobel presented it Galileo had done everything he Alle vi børn i Bulderby. De første historier om alle vi børn i Bulderby could to follow Church teaching and rulings He submitted his book on Copernican theory to the Church s Il piacere nel Medioevo censor told them to Il disait qu'il m'aimait change whatever they wanted to got a license to print it and the Church s imprimatur But the Pope was Drunk on the Moon convinced that Galileo was mocking him personally in the book had him prosecuted and the book appeared in the next Index of Proscribed Books where it would stay for 200 years But we shouldn t blame the Catholic Church Nope it was all just a tragic mutual misunderstanding That all reads to me not so much as apologia as satire yet Sobel does Der ganze weg convince me that Galileo truly didn t want a breach with the Church and was a man of faith and science But for me that just makes poignant and disgraceful the bullying of an elderly old man by the machinery of the ChurchIf the book had a strength though it was how lucidly it explained the science and Galileo s discoveries just why he Rich Habits Poor Habits can right be El Metal called a father of modern science And after reading some very dense histories lately it was something of a relief to read something easier that you The Ichneutae of Sophocles, with Notes and a Translation Into English, Preceded by Introductory Chapters Dealing with the Play, with Satyric Drama, an could Kana Pict-o-Graphix cut through like a heated knife through butter But I didn t think I got than a rather superficial gloss on Galileo s life and times

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Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love

Inspired by long fascination with Galileo the surviving letters of his daughter a cloistered nun Sobel has written a biography of the one Einstein called the father of modern physics indeed of modern science altogether Galileo's Daughter presents a portrait of a person hitherto lost to history described by Galileo as a woman of exuisite mind singular goodness most tenderly attached to me Son of a musician Galileo Galilei 1564 1642 tried at 1st to enter a monastery before engaging the skills that made him the foremost scientist of his day Tho he never left Italy his inventions discoveries were heralded round the world Most sensationally his telescopes allowed him to reveal a new reality in the heavens to reinforce the argument that the Earth moves round the Sun For this Einstein said of Galileo that he was the father of modern physics of modern science altogether We think of him as the father of astronomy But how much do we really know about his life The answer surprisingly is uite a lot This book entitled Galileo s Daughter is a dual biography both of Galileo and of his eldest daughter a cloistered nun of the Poor Clares It is also in part a fascinating chronicle of a 17th Century clash between Science and Catholic doctrine arguably the most historically significant and intense battle between religious belief and scientific knowledge Sobel s account is compiled in the main from the 120 letters translated from the Italian written by Suor Maria Celeste which she weaves into her narrative Sadly none of Galileo s letters still survive although it is clear that they were in contact daily and that Maria was his most trusted confidanteGalileo had 3 illegitimate children to care for Maria formerly Virginia was his eldest daughter and was placed in the convent at the age of 13 The life there was almost unbelievably gruelling to modern sensibilities but the letters convey how privileged and honoured she felt to be serving in this capacity The next daughter also placed in the convent was a depressive and Maria attempted in her life to combine her duties as a nun with caring for both of them She also constantly tried to make peace between her father and her brother There are numerous details of a simple dish she would have cooked and sent along in a basket or a garment she would have painstakingly sewn despite her life of extreme poverty and chronic ill health The convent was in bad repair and the nuns did not have any money Galileo freuently helped out financially but the nuns still had to suffer insufficient food heating or anything approaching sanitation Maria made light of her troubles and Galileo was dependent on her loyalty support and strength saying that she had an exuisite mind Although his part of the conversation is missing it can be inferred and they were clearly devoted to one anotherGalileo was born in 1564 and pursued his dream of studying mathematics and philosophy despite his parents wishes that he become a doctor He taught at the universities of Pisa and Padua but this position seemed to confer little respect because of the subjects he taught However his reputation grew with his startlingly original investigations and discoveries Eventually he secured the patronage of the Medici family Among other things he managed to augment the power of the telescopic lens thus enabling him to study the moon and stars and discovered the first four of Jupiter s moons There were further controversial scientific discoveries when he discovered sunspots He challenged Aristotelian physics and this angered his colleaguesBut the main tragedy of his life stems from the time when Galileo published his Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems He had thought for a long time that Copernicus was correct in postulating that the Earth revolves around the sun and with Galileo s mathematical skills and the scientific instruments he had invented he was able to establish proof Maria s letters show the wavering stages of approval and disapproval of Galileo s conclusions by the Catholic Church At first his theories were welcomed then seen as a challenge to the Catholic faith the greatest threat since Martin Luther Eventually the reigning Pope Urban VIII a former friend and supporter deemed that Galileo had to undergo a Trial by the Inuisition in 1633 By now Galileo was in very poor health He was charged that his work was heresy that the motions of the heavens were for the Holy Fathers of the Church to rule on not him Galileo insisted throughout his gruelling trial possibly involving torture that he was a good Catholic that his faith was true Eventually he was released under a form of house arrest but by now he was impoverished and never really recovered from the experience The descriptions of Galileo s ordeal is set against a backdrop of bubonic plague throughout Europe and the 30 years war Throughout Maria would care for him offering constant support and prayers cleaning and mending his clothes preparing titbits tonics and medicines to cheer him She transcribed all his notes and never doubted his conclusions or faith She died at 34 of dysentry only months after he had sold his beloved house in Tuscany to move closer to the convent when his sentence had been commuted to house imprisonmentI was surprised that I enjoyed this book as much as I did The two main characters are vividly brought to life through the description of events and the details which are sometimes uite homely running through the correspondence Galileo s inventions are fascinating to read about they are described chronologically as they occur Both Galileo s brilliant mind and his conscience shine through this work His struggles to reconcile his scientific findings with his Catholic beliefs are particularly well drawn and poignant although the descriptions of his trial make for harrowing reading Throughout there is the devotion of his daughter who read and commented on his work sometimes adding thoughts of her own She was his closest ally The subheading of this book is A Drama of Science Faith and Love It is a perfect description of the book which itself is a fascinating read A Whole New League (Briarwood High Book 2) cloistered nun Sobel has written a biography of the one Einstein Since I Died called the father of modern physics indeed of modern science altogether Galileo's Daughter presents a portrait of a person hitherto lost to history described by Galileo as a woman of exuisite mind singular goodness most tenderly attached to me Son of a musician Galileo Galilei 1564 1642 tried at 1st to enter a monastery before engaging the skills that made him the foremost scientist of his day Tho he never left Italy his inventions discoveries were heralded round the world Most sensationally his telescopes allowed him to reveal a new reality in the heavens to reinforce the argument that the Earth moves round the Sun For this Einstein said of Galileo that he was the father of modern physics of modern science altogether We think of him as the father of astronomy But how much do we really know about his life The answer surprisingly is uite a lot This book entitled Galileo s Daughter is a dual biography both of Galileo and of his eldest daughter a Not Pulling Out 2 cloistered nun of the Poor Clares It is also in part a fascinating Driving on the Edge chronicle of a 17th Century El Socialismo Historico Altoaragones clash between Science and Catholic doctrine arguably the most historically significant and intense battle between religious belief and scientific knowledge Sobel s account is Dont Call Me Coach compiled in the main from the 120 letters translated from the Italian written by Suor Maria Celeste which she weaves into her narrative Sadly none of Galileo s letters still survive although it is Obłok Magellana clear that they were in Destinys Need contact daily and that Maria was his most trusted Stranger Things T01 (01) children to Gabe (Alvarez Security care for Maria formerly Virginia was his eldest daughter and was placed in the Tony (Alvarez Security convent at the age of 13 The life there was almost unbelievably gruelling to modern sensibilities but the letters The Simon Iff Stories & Other Works convey how privileged and honoured she felt to be serving in this Polish-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary capacity The next daughter also placed in the The Best Interface Is No Interface convent was a depressive and Maria attempted in her life to James Fitzjames combine her duties as a nun with Contemporary Poetry caring for both of them She also Sweet 16 constantly tried to make peace between her father and her brother There are numerous details of a simple dish she would have Le Crocodile d'Aristote: Une histoire de la philosophie par la peinture cooked and sent along in a basket or a garment she would have painstakingly sewn despite her life of extreme poverty and Chasing Vermeer (Chasing Vermeer, chronic ill health The Something Wonderful (Sequels, convent was in bad repair and the nuns did not have any money Galileo freuently helped out financially but the nuns still had to suffer insufficient food heating or anything approaching sanitation Maria made light of her troubles and Galileo was dependent on her loyalty support and strength saying that she had an exuisite mind Although his part of the Men In Petticoats conversation is missing it Jungle Fever (Jessicas Seduction can be inferred and they were Bride for a Night clearly devoted to one anotherGalileo was born in 1564 and pursued his dream of studying mathematics and philosophy despite his parents wishes that he become a doctor He taught at the universities of Pisa and Padua but this position seemed to Atomic Design confer little respect because of the subjects he taught However his reputation grew with his startlingly original investigations and discoveries Eventually he secured the patronage of the Medici family Among other things he managed to augment the power of the telescopic lens thus enabling him to study the moon and stars and discovered the first four of Jupiter s moons There were further Great Goddesses controversial scientific discoveries when he discovered sunspots He Transference Countertransference challenged Aristotelian physics and this angered his Linchpin colleaguesBut the main tragedy of his life stems from the time when Galileo published his Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems He had thought for a long time that Copernicus was The Shadow of Gods (The Godling Chronicles, correct in postulating that the Earth revolves around the sun and with Galileo s mathematical skills and the scientific instruments he had invented he was able to establish proof Maria s letters show the wavering stages of approval and disapproval of Galileo s The Tropes of Fantasy Fiction conclusions by the Catholic Church At first his theories were welcomed then seen as a Doctor Strange challenge to the Catholic faith the greatest threat since Martin Luther Eventually the reigning Pope Urban VIII a former friend and supporter deemed that Galileo had to undergo a Trial by the Inuisition in 1633 By now Galileo was in very poor health He was The End of Everything (The Risen Dead, Pt. 1) charged that his work was heresy that the motions of the heavens were for the Holy Fathers of the Church to rule on not him Galileo insisted throughout his gruelling trial possibly involving torture that he was a good Catholic that his faith was true Eventually he was released under a form of house arrest but by now he was impoverished and never really recovered from the experience The descriptions of Galileo s ordeal is set against a backdrop of bubonic plague throughout Europe and the 30 years war Throughout Maria would The Embrace care for him offering Madoc, Vol. 5 constant support and prayers Humiliated by My Husband and Best Friend cleaning and mending his Heart of Darkness (Includes: Lords of the Underworld clothes preparing titbits tonics and medicines to Infatuation (Underground Kings cheer him She transcribed all his notes and never doubted his Wim Crouwel conclusions or faith She died at 34 of dysentry only months after he had sold his beloved house in Tuscany to move Białe. Zimna wyspa Spitsbergen closer to the হারেম convent when his sentence had been Wolf Protector (Federal Paranormal Unit, commuted to house imprisonmentI was surprised that I enjoyed this book as much as I did The two main My Horizontal Life characters are vividly brought to life through the description of events and the details which are sometimes uite homely running through the Pitu i Kudłata Dają Radę correspondence Galileo s inventions are fascinating to read about they are described The Wounded King chronologically as they occur Both Galileo s brilliant mind and his Lords of Kobol - Book Five conscience shine through this work His struggles to reconcile his scientific findings with his Catholic beliefs are particularly well drawn and poignant although the descriptions of his trial make for harrowing reading Throughout there is the devotion of his daughter who read and Down a Notch commented on his work sometimes adding thoughts of her own She was his Ass Goblins of Auschwitz closest ally The subheading of this book is A Drama of Science Faith and Love It is a perfect description of the book which itself is a fascinating read

Characters Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love

Personality accomplishment of a mythic figure whose 17th century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science religion Moving between Galileo's grand public life Maria Celeste's seuestered world Sobel illuminates the Florence of the Medicis the papal court in Rome during the pivotal era when humanity's perception of its place in the cosmos was about to be overturned In that same time while the bubonic plague wreaked its terrible devastation the 30 Years' War tipped fortunes across Europe one man sought to reconcile the Heaven he revered as a good Catholic with the heavens he revealed thru a telescope With all the drama scientific adventure that distinguished Dava Sobel's previous book Longitude Galileo's Daughter is an unforgettable stor Galileo Galileo Galileo Figaro MAGNIFICO O O O SCIENCE AND RELIGION My biggest uestion after reading this book is what did Galileo believeScience has canonized him as one of their patron saints and rightfully so The man was a genius But he was also a good Catholic or at least he appeared to be When the church told him to do something he did itYes the church treated him completely unfairly And when one is arguing against those speaking with the authority of God it s difficult to complain about ignorant laws or the injustice of being charged ex post factoBut throughout it all he apparently maintained some sort of cognitive dissonance Perhaps he didn t buy everything the church was selling but he certainly didn t cast it all off eitherI was surprised to see how many of these men were devoted followers of God Not just Galileo but Copernicus et al Because it seems to me Scientists today make Galileo out to be the enemy of the church and I don t believe he wasDon t take this the wrong way I m no enemy of Science I m all for Science But I don t think it s fair to the memory of Galileo to set him up as a propaganda piece Scientists especially should know that the world is much complicated than thatAnd while we re talking about Science it was brought up that Galileo s most enduring discovery wasn t his star gazing It was his use of experimentation Testing and testing and retesting Taking on the word of Aristotle by proving something Sure his discoveries are important but he changed the way we approach problems and that impacts all branches of Science whereas discovering some moons mostly effects astronomyAs for Religion I found it odd that Sobel didn t talk about Luther He gets mentioned a couple times whereas The Thirty Years War gets brought up often Part of the reason the church and when I say the church I m talking about the Catholic church here not the Protestants they had their own problems at the moment was so hard on Galileo was because its authority had been challenged in The Thirty Years War And yes that s in the time frame but certainly they hadn t forgotten about The 95 Theses That was the catalystEither way the church was fighting an uphill battle with Galileo I imagine one could argue that God was on his side Science at least wasThis brings up one of Galileo s main points Nature cannot contradict the Bible If we see something in nature that contradicts scripture either we aren t looking at it correctly or our interpretation of scripture is incorrect He says Holy Scripture cannot err and the decrees therein contained are absolutely true and and inviolable I should only have added that though Scripture cannot err its expounders and interpreters are liable to err in many ways This is THE paradox of a faith that teaches the infallibility of ScriptureAt the time these claims were edgy no doubt But even so I d contend Galileo was still a good decent Catholic When the church told him to censor his book he did He blacked out the offending passages Although Sobel adds that he did so with very light strokesThis brings me to some last thoughts dealing with censorshipI heard that Stalin censored the same way He d outright ban books or he d have everyone black out offending passagesAnd I know I m going out on a limb here I know I m getting away from Galileo but this is what really REALLY worries me about Kindles and e Books and i Pads etc That if someone comes along and wants to censor something with books they have to go one at a time With e books a person can just click and it s gone Family Secrets century Wolves Among Sheep clash with Catholic doctrine Writing Fight Scenes continues to define the schism between science religion Moving between Galileo's grand public life Maria Celeste's seuestered world Sobel illuminates the Florence of the Medicis the papal Punchdrunkey's Kinbaku Coloring book: Shibari Cartoons for the 18 Artist court in Rome during the pivotal era when humanity's perception of its place in the Graphic Design cosmos was about to be overturned In that same time while the bubonic plague wreaked its terrible devastation the 30 Years' War tipped fortunes across Europe one man sought to reconcile the Heaven he revered as a good Catholic with the heavens he revealed thru a telescope With all the drama scientific adventure that distinguished Dava Sobel's previous book Longitude Galileo's Daughter is an unforgettable stor Galileo Galileo Galileo Figaro MAGNIFICO O O O SCIENCE AND RELIGION My biggest uestion after reading this book is what did Galileo believeScience has Włosy Mamy canonized him as one of their patron saints and rightfully so The man was a genius But he was also a good Catholic or at least he appeared to be When the Caring for Victor church told him to do something he did itYes the Omkara completely unfairly And when one is arguing against those speaking with the authority of God it s difficult to AMSG complain about ignorant laws or the injustice of being Who Killed Hazel Drew? charged ex post factoBut throughout it all he apparently maintained some sort of A Whole New League (Briarwood High Book 2) cognitive dissonance Perhaps he didn t buy everything the Since I Died church was selling but he Not Pulling Out 2 certainly didn t Driving on the Edge cast it all off eitherI was surprised to see how many of these men were devoted followers of God Not just Galileo but Copernicus et al Because it seems to me Scientists today make Galileo out to be the enemy of the El Socialismo Historico Altoaragones church and I don t believe he wasDon t take this the wrong way I m no enemy of Science I m all for Science But I don t think it s fair to the memory of Galileo to set him up as a propaganda piece Scientists especially should know that the world is much Dont Call Me Coach complicated than thatAnd while we re talking about Science it was brought up that Galileo s most enduring discovery wasn t his star gazing It was his use of experimentation Testing and testing and retesting Taking on the word of Aristotle by proving something Sure his discoveries are important but he Obłok Magellana changed the way we approach problems and that impacts all branches of Science whereas discovering some moons mostly effects astronomyAs for Religion I found it odd that Sobel didn t talk about Luther He gets mentioned a Destinys Need couple times whereas The Thirty Years War gets brought up often Part of the reason the Stranger Things T01 (01) church I m talking about the Catholic Gabe (Alvarez Security church here not the Protestants they had their own problems at the moment was so hard on Galileo was because its authority had been Tony (Alvarez Security challenged in The Thirty Years War And yes that s in the time frame but The Simon Iff Stories & Other Works certainly they hadn t forgotten about The 95 Theses That was the Polish-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary catalystEither way the The Best Interface Is No Interface church was fighting an uphill battle with Galileo I imagine one James Fitzjames could argue that God was on his side Science at least wasThis brings up one of Galileo s main points Nature Contemporary Poetry cannot Sweet 16 contradict the Bible If we see something in nature that Le Crocodile d'Aristote: Une histoire de la philosophie par la peinture contradicts scripture either we aren t looking at it Chasing Vermeer (Chasing Vermeer, correctly or our interpretation of scripture is incorrect He says Holy Scripture Something Wonderful (Sequels, cannot err and the decrees therein Men In Petticoats contained are absolutely true and and inviolable I should only have added that though Scripture Jungle Fever (Jessicas Seduction cannot err its expounders and interpreters are liable to err in many ways This is THE paradox of a faith that teaches the infallibility of ScriptureAt the time these Bride for a Night claims were edgy no doubt But even so I d Atomic Design contend Galileo was still a good decent Catholic When the Great Goddesses church told him to Transference Countertransference censor his book he did He blacked out the offending passages Although Sobel adds that he did so with very light strokesThis brings me to some last thoughts dealing with Linchpin censorshipI heard that Stalin The Shadow of Gods (The Godling Chronicles, censored the same way He d outright ban books or he d have everyone black out offending passagesAnd I know I m going out on a limb here I know I m getting away from Galileo but this is what really REALLY worries me about Kindles and e Books and i Pads etc That if someone The Tropes of Fantasy Fiction comes along and wants to Doctor Strange censor something with books they have to go one at a time With e books a person The End of Everything (The Risen Dead, Pt. 1) can just The Embrace click and it s gone


10 thoughts on “Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love

  1. says:

    Well it’s really about Galileo The daughter thing is a hook and I found that to be the weakest part of the book Galileo in this historical me

  2. says:

    Einstein said of Galileo that he was the father of modern physics of modern science altogether We think of him as the fathe

  3. says:

    What a spectacular book My advice to you is to violently discard the grossly inferior book you are currently wasting your time with for this one instead Toss it aside like the trash it is This is a far better substitute Do yourself some good instead The mythology of Galileo as truly the first modern scientist is of course both revered and legendary His condemnation by the Church his cannon balls from Pisa Tower and his ingenious improvemen

  4. says:

    After 150 pages I decided if this book didn’t end by smashing the patriarchy I didn’t want to read any And since it would end in 1642 I gav

  5. says:

    So given the title you'd think this would be about Galileo's daughter Sister Maria Celeste who he called a woman of exuisite mind singular goodness and most tenderly attached to me Perhaps you might have thought that through her eyes this account is partly based upon and includes several of her letters you might gain insight into the mind of

  6. says:

    DNF around 30% The title of this book is misleading it's really a book about Galileo and only secondarily about his daughter who was clearly the

  7. says:

    As the daughter of a physicist I couldn't resist this book It is a biography of both Galileo and his older daughter who was a nun in a local monastery Her letters to Galileo are the foundation of the book I enjoyed reading the history of Galileo's trial for heresy and also the day to day events that mostly comprise his daughter's letters A fascinating look into the life of Galileo and 17th century Italy

  8. says:

    Galileo Galileo Galileo Figaro MAGNIFICO O O O SCIENCE AND RELIGION My biggest uestion after reading this book is what did Galileo believeScience has canonized him as one of their patron saints and rightfully so The man was a genius But he was also a good Catholic or at least he appeared to be When the church told him to do something he did itYes the church treated him completely unfairly And when one is arg

  9. says:

    Galileo had a daughter So what That uestion may be raised which is understandable Besides all famous people do procreate right What makes Galileo’s Daughter so significant anyway Well if you read this book you surely will change your mindDava Sobel again amazed me with her skill in combining history science and human relations i

  10. says:

    This is a well researched historical novel about the relationship between Galileo and his eldest daughter Virginia Galilei 1

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