Comparing Galileo and Ptolemy about astronomy

Compare Galileo with Ptolemy on the question of the Earth’s daily rotation on its axis.

What were Ptolemy’s arguments against it?

In particular, what was the one that came to be called the “tower argument’?

How did Galileo refute it? Did he have some new evidence that demonstrated the Earth’s rotation? Or did he see some other problem with the tower argument? Explain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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