Mersenne and Copernicanism

  title={Mersenne and Copernicanism},
  author={William L. Hine},
  pages={18 - 32}
  • William L. Hine
  • Published 1973
  • Sociology
  • Isis
  • DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY debate over the Copernican hypothesis had spread beyond the ranks of astronomers and had stirred up so much controversy that the Church decided to intervene. In 1616 a theological examining body concluded that the idea of the earth's motion was philosophically false and in conflict with the Scriptures, and it suspended Copernicus' book until corrected. Historians have generally assumed that this decision and the subsequent condemnation of Galileo… CONTINUE READING
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