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SUMMARY ð Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love Dava Sobel ✓ 1 SUMMARY 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. 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 memoir has had three children by a woman not his wife The daughters are thus unmarriageable and are sent to a convent The daughter of the title sends him letters usually including reuests for money This book provides considerable detail about the travails the great scientist endured in his uest to explain the world The Catholic Church is the pre eminent political institution of its time and thus Galileo must deal with the reality he inhabits trying to find ways around the silliness of revealed truth It is entertaining and interesting Not a must read and feel free to skip the letters from his daughter but a worthwhile read nonetheless

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SUMMARY ð Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love Dava Sobel ✓ 1 SUMMARY 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 Comic Book Lettering: The Comicraft Way 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 Bead Crochet Jewelry: An Inspired Journey Through 27 Designs (Knit Crochet) 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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SUMMARY ð Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love Dava Sobel ✓ 1 SUMMARY 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. 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


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    PDF DOWNLOAD Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love AUTHOR Dava Sobel 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 accou

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love AUTHOR Dava Sobel 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

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love AUTHOR Dava Sobel Galileo Galileo Galileo Figaro MAGNIFICO O O O SCIENCE AND RELIGION My biggest uestion after reading this book is what did Galileo believe?Science 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 ar

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    READ ☆ FOOTHILLFLYINGCLUB.CO ✓ Dava Sobel Dava Sobel ✓ 1 SUMMARY PDF DOWNLOAD Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love AUTHOR Dava Sobel 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

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love AUTHOR Dava Sobel This is a well researched historical novel about the relationship between Galileo and his eldest daughter Virginia Galilei 1600 1634 Apparently Galileo did not marry Marina Gamba of Venice even though they had 3 children together The son Vincenzo was legitimized and studied law at the University of Pisa The two girls were deemed to be un marriageable so were sent off to become nuns when they were 11 years old V

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  • Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love
  • Dava Sobel
  • English
  • 24 March 2020
  • 9780007635757