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What Did Galileo Discover?

The Real World Defined.

Before we can understand how the Reality Model works, we must understand the definitions to some key words, which are the foundation to the model; the first of which is ‘the real world’.  The Real World Defined is the world as it really is and might not be as we wish it were or think it should be.  What Did Galileo Discover?  For me, he discovered more than the world revolved around the sun.  He discovered the very definition of The Real World- The world as it really is…

Who was Galileo?

He was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and the consequent astronomical observations. Galileo has been called the “father of science.”

Up until Galileo, most people in the western world believed that the earth was the center of the universe, and the sun went around the earth. Actually, in the early 16th century, it was Copernicus who first stated that the earth was revolving around the sun. He died in 1543, just twenty years before Galileo was born. With the exception of a few, no one took his theory seriously.  Then here Galileo comes along and says, “Hey, I’ve improved the telescope! I’ve done the math!  I can prove that the earth is going around the sun!”

Galileo Had the Correct Perception of The Real World

How did the world react to this new concept?  Galileo was beaten, flogged and excommunicated from his church.  He spent the last 15 years of his life under house arrest as a condemned heretic.  But he was right.  What did Galileo discover? – He had the correct perception of the real world.  That’s what the Reality Model helps us do: it helps us to see the world as it really is.

Before we get in to the nuts and bolts of the Reality Model, I would like to define three more words as they will be used in the Model; principles, natural laws, and addictions.

 Hyrum W. Smith
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