Carnes, Mark C., Purnell, Frederick, Jr., Pettersen, Michael S.
<> Part of the Reacting to the Past series, this text consists of a game in which students are assigned roles, informed by classic texts, set in a particular moment of intellectual and social ferment. The issues range from the nature of faith and the meaning of the Bible to the scientific principles and methods as advanced by Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Giordano Bruno, and Galileo. The game includes several optional science labs in optics and astronomy. The Trial of Galileo shows the confrontation between Copernicanism, as brilliantly propounded by Galileo, and the elegant cosmology of Aristotle, as defended energetically by conservatives within the Inquisition.Carnes, Mark C. is the author of 'Reacting To The Past Galileo And The New Cosmology', published 2007 under ISBN 9780321341327 and ISBN 0321341325.
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