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Galileo and the Magic #’s: Chapter 9

Another kinda short narration, I’ll post more stuff I want to write later.

Galileo makes a more powerful telescope, and views the stars with his friend Sarpi. He views things that are said by the Aristotlians to not exist. He views for the first time Jupiter’s moons, 3 the first night, then he sees the fourth another night.

He publishes a book called ‘A message from the Stars’ which was viewed with distaste by the other professors. “If Aristotle didn’t say anything about it, it is not there” was their reply. Aristotle returns to Florence for a while, at the age of 46. His mother and father passed away, and Michelangelo is in Germany. His fame is ever increasing though…

And that’s my short narration… And next time, I’ll do another of my posts where I talk about something completely random and yet interesting, like my Phobia’s post. Next up: Cryptids! Don’t know what a cryptid is? Good…. I’ll explain…. Soon.

Galileo and the Magic #’s: Chapter 5 and 6

Today I have come to bring you, no, not 1, not 3, not 1.3, but 2, 2 chapters of Galileo and the Magic #’s. I’m going to try to narrate this in a different manner than my other narrations, because who wants to hear a narration just as it’s told? Narrations + creativity + humor = Good Blog Post (MATH AND NARRATIONS IN 1 AMAZING POST).

Short narration that should sum things up:

Galileo works as a professor at Pisa, where his ideas are not supported by the other professors, who, as he calls them, are ‘Aristotle Worshippers’. He does experiments, proving that a 10 pound weight doesn’t fall 10 times as fast as a 1 pound weight. He says that all professors there just speculate, and don’t actually experiment physically, and he is right. At the end of the chapter, who should come up, you’d never expect it, no, not Abe Lincoln, not Columbus, but Ricci, who tells him that his father is dead.

That sums up Chapter 5, so here’s 6:

Galileo -> Venice. In Venice, Galileo gets a job in Padua as a professor, needing a better pay because he is the sole provider for his family now.
Galileo -> Pisa. Galileo returns home to set a few things straight with his family, then sets out to Padua.

That sums up chapter 6 (not much happened), so that sums up the post!

Galileo and the Magic #’s: Chapter 3

Galileo is at the university studying medicine, and meets his fathers friend Ostilio Ricci, who teaches mathematics. One day Galileo comes up with a brilliant invention he calls the Pulsilogia, which tests whether a heartbeat is beating faster or normal by use of a pendulum. He continues to go to the university and gets taught by Ricci, while staying with his uncle. His uncle want him to explain everything, and at first Galileo wants to know why, but then realizes he can remember it a lot better when he relays it to someone else (like me, narrating a story to you). He doesn’t have the money to stay another year in school, and the professors dislike him for asking too many questions that they can’t answer.