SO THIS GUY
HE LIKED GRAVITY
but we are not talking about sir isaac newton no not yet
WE ARE TALKING ABOUT GALILEO GALILEI
galgal was born on the same day the michelangelo died. yep.
AND WHEN HE WAS LITTLE GALGAL WAS PRETTY GOOD AT THE GREEK AND AT THE LATIN AND AT THE ART AND STUFF
and basically when he got older galgal realized that he likes science a lot.
so he went to this university. in pisa. like. as in. the leaning tower of pisa.
BUT HIS FAMILY DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO LET HIM FINISH HIS STUDIES.
so he just started a self study in math
and he invented this thing
CALLED THE HYDROSTATIC BALANCE.
and that is the thing that measures the specific gravity of an object in water. das p. cool ok
AND WHEN HE WAS 25 HE WENT BACK TO THE UNIVERSITY OF PISA.
Butttt he was not a student. He was a teacher. A math teacher. Yeah.
AND WHILE HE WAS TEACHING, HE CAME UP WITH HIS MOST FAMOUS THEORY CALLED THE LAW OF FALLING BODIES.
now dont freak out about this ok
bodies means like
not necessarily like bodies bodies like corpses but like ok nevermind i’ll go over here.
BASICALLY HE SAID THAT EVERYTHING HITS THE GROUND AT THE SAME TIME. IF THAT MAKES SENSE. Like. You drop a 10 pound ball and a 1 pound ball at the same time and they hit the ground at the same time.
HOWEVER MOST PEOPLE DID NOT LIKE THIS THEORY.
He even got kicked out of his university at one point. Uh. Yeah. So he moved to a different one! And eventually he kinda went past Francis Bacon in philosomeness. And actually doing the work. He did a bunch of stuff like connected math and science together. And Philosophy.
AND IN 1609 HE MADE A TELESCOPE.
At least, he made it strong enough to see stars. see them well, at least.
AND HE LIKED TO LOOK AT THEM A LOT. AND HE ALSO NAMED SOME STUFF. like. some planets. like. four of the moons of Jupiter. And Galgal also realized that the moon did not give off it’s own light.
THAT’S PRETTY COOL. BECAUSE. REALIZE THAT EVERYONE EVER THOUGHT THAT THE MOON WAS IT’S OWN SOURCE OF LIGHT. LIKE. NOBODY EVER HAD THIS IDEA. EVER.
he also realized that the moon was bumpy. instead of smooth. like aristotle thought.
GALGAL ALSO MADE THE FIRST COMPOUND MICROSCOPE. YEAH. THAT’S PRETTY COOL. And he also made a thermometer. And a cannon which was better than everyone elses.
AND A DINGLE HOPPER.
Er. A fork. And a comb. At once. Like. A fork-comb. Even though forks are already like combs but like i guess if you were /really busy/ you could
comb your hair
ANYWAY. GALGAL HAD THE UNFORNTUNATE TIMING TO LIVE AT THE SAME TIME THAT THE CHURCH HAD A LOT OF POWER. MEANING. THEY DIDN’T LIKE GALGAL A LOT. AT. ALL.
and then in 1632 some stuff happened
made the catholics really mad
because ok so Mr. P-to-da-ope asked the galileo write a book about heliocentric vs. geocentric solar systems
and one of the people in this book was kinda really obviously supposed to be the pope
and the book was kinda pointing to the heliocentric view
and made the geocentric view look stupid
SO THEY PUT HIM ON TRIAL BY THE INQUISITION.
His ideas were considered heresy! Yay!
HOWEVER, THE INQUISITION WAS MORE LENIENT.
NOTE: SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT HE WAS TORTURED. THIS IS FALSE. HE WAS FINE. HE WAS JUST IMPRISIONED FOR LIKE A YEAR AND HAD TO TELL EVERYONE THAT HE WAS WRONG.
they were nicer to heretics by now.
so also in the last few years of his life he kinda went blind
he turned to music instead.
then we went deaf
and then he died.