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Galileo UnboundA Path Across Life, the Universe and Everything$
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David D. Nolte

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198805847

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198805847.001.0001

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Epilogue: Galileo at Home in the Multiverse

Epilogue: Galileo at Home in the Multiverse

(p.301) Chapter 12 Epilogue: Galileo at Home in the Multiverse
Galileo Unbound

David D. Nolte

Oxford University Press

This final short chapter sums up the topics of the book, showing how Galileo’s simple parabolic trajectory has matured into an overarching and grand concept that encompasses modern dynamics. Galileo achieved immortality despite his house arrest and despite the banning of his books that he feared had erased his legacy. Ironically, his house arrest gave him time to assemble and record his lifelong investigation into the science of motion—and banning his books made them immensely popular.

Keywords:   history of physics, Galileo, trajectory, house arrest, Jupiter, faith and reason

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