Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Galileo Quotes and Trivia

8 Great Galileo Quotes
“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”

“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”

“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”

“Passion is the genesis of genius.”

“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only him discover it in himself.”

“Measure what measurable, and make measurable what is not so.”

“Philosophy is written in that great book whichever is before our eyes – I mean the universe – but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols in which it is written. The book is written in mathematical language, and the symbols are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word of it’ without which one wanders in vain through a dark labyrinth.”

Facts and Trivia for Galileo Galiei’s birthday February 15, 1564:
-       Galileo was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher
-       Galileo is known as the ‘father of modern observational astronomy’, ‘father of modern physics’, ‘father of science’, and ‘father of modern science.’
-       Galileo discovered the four largest satellites of Jupiter
-       Galileo was tried by the Inquisition for his heliocentrism theory, found guilty, forced to recant his statement and spent the rest of his life under house arrest.

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