But four centuries ago, the idea of a heliocentric solar system was so controversial that the Catholic Church classified it as a heresy, and warned the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei to abandon it. Admitting otherwise would have increased the penance he was given, but would not have endangered his life, since he agreed to renounce the heresy — and in fact it would have spared him even the threat of torture. When first summoned by the Roman Inquisition in , Galileo was not questioned but merely warned not to espouse heliocentrism. After a few minor edits, making sure that the sun theory was presented as purely hypothetical, it was allowed again in with the blessing of the church. This time he was prosecuted, following the usual methods of the Roman Inquisition. First, on April 12, , before any charges were laid against him, Galileo was forced to testify about himself under oath, in the hopes of obtaining a confession. However, the interrogation was not successful. Galileo failed to admit any wrongdoing.
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It is one of the most famous quotes in the history of science, although it is doubtful that the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei 15 February — 8 January , to whom it is attributed, ever actually said it, and especially not before the Inquisition that forced him to recant his heliocentric theory. But the appearance of these words, camouflaged in a portrait of Galileo painted by the School of Murillo after the death of the scientist, has brought them into popular culture, founding the idea that the eminent astronomer never renounced his belief. In the work the astronomer brought his telescopic observations to support the heliocentric hypothesis; however, this idea had already been circulating in the celestial treatises for nearly a century. Heliocentrism had been a cherished approach since ancient times, with its first formulation in the Western world being attributed to the Greek mathematician Aristarchus of Samos in the third century BC. However, it was the Polish Nicolaus Copernicus who, in , refuted the geocentric system of Ptolemy in his book De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres , published shortly before his death, which led to another expression borrowed by science from the vernacular: the Copernican revolution.
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