"The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go" (Doc 1B)
"Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains" (6D)
Background: He was an Italian astronomer, philosopher, mathematician who was an important figure in the Scientific Revolution. When he was 17, he went to the University of Pisa, he later became fascinated with mathematics. Achievements: Galileo used the scientific method of experiment and observation to investigate the world. He discovered four moons of the that revolve around the planet of Jupiter and determined that Venus was a planet, not a star. Published Works: Galileo wrote a letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany and talked about the Heliocentric theory. Galileo's observations of the sky supported the Heliocentric theory, in which has developed by the astronomer Copernicus.
Background: Rousseau fled the Swiss capital at the age of 16, and he wandered all over Europe . Rousseau was forced to serve as an apprentice to an engraver who brutally mistreated him. Achievements: At the age of 30, he moved to Paris and he quickly established himself as one most outstanding philosophers of the eighteenth century. Rousseau Believed that people are born good, independent and compassionate. Published Works: He wrote a book called, "The Social Contract" where he talked about how the nondemocratic governments in Europe had corrupted the modern people to make their decisions. Rousseau believed that people could be both ruled and free if they rule themselves.