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Assignment about Galileo and his contributions to science

  • #1
hi im doing an assignment on Galileo in which i have to disscuss and evaluate this quotation:
"One of Galileo's greatest contributions to science was the establishment of the scientific method-that is investigation through experiment"

Ive done some stuff on the scientific method but i also need to write about:

*Inductive versus deductive reasoning
*Geocentric versus heliocentric model of the universe

I've looked through all of my textbooks but i can't find anything about these.

Please can someone explain to me what these terms mean in simple words, because some of the websites which i looked at didn't make much sense to me. :confused:
 

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  • #2
As far as I know, inductive reasoning is to formulate new ideas and theories rather than using what you already know and has been discovered by others (=deductive). Heliocentric is Galileo's theory of the sun being the center (of the solar system), rather than it being the earth (=geocentric).

Hope that helps!
 

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