Q: Why did the roman catholic church oppose the ideas of galileo?

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this my question: why did the roman catholic church oppose the ideas of galileo?, could members answer me please
The Catholic Church opposed Galileo because they interpreted the bible verse "O sun, stand still over Gibeon, O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon." (Joshau 10:12) literally. It was common sense that a bible verse regarding nature and physics was to be interpreted literally unless it was proven otherwise. Since Galileo could not conclusively prove his point (that the earth moves around a stationary sun) and only had strong evidence for it, the church sought to prohibit the publication of his ideas. (Of course the conflict was much more complicated and involved a LOT of politics. For more see Galileo affairhere.) ...

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