Galileo published Discourse on Bodies of Water

Galileo published findings that contradicted the Aristotelian way of thinking in “Discourse on Bodies of Water”.  It argued that objects do not float because of their flat shape but because of their relative weight to the water they displace.  Galileo also started mounting evidence in support of the Copernican theory, contradicting the views of the Church and Aristotle.  1616 Church order Galileo not to “hold, teach, or defend, or defend in any manner” the Copernican theory.  This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 Uported License.

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