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Most historians consider it to have been a thought experiment rather than a physical test. But Galileo had done several other experiments and shown that gravity causes the same acceleration in all falling bodies.

History of Western Philosophy. IAN CORNETS DE GROOT vlietichste ondersoucker der Naturens verborghentheden, ende ick ghedaen hebben twee loyen clooten d’een thienmael grooter en swaerder als d’ander, die laet t’samen vallen van 30 voeten hooch, op een bart oft yet daer sy merckelick gheluyt tegen gheven, ende sal blijcken, dat de lichste gheen thienmael langher op wech en blijft dan de swaerste, maer datse t’samen so ghelijck opt bart vallen, dat haer beyde gheluyden een selve clop schijnt te wesen.

The answer is that in scientific method there is no final answer to anything. Now lets place the same box with the same objects in outer space, far away from any gravitational field.

Galileo’s Logic of Discovery and Proof. For more than 30 years laser pulses have been sent from earth to the moon. Galileo GalileiW. When we say that all bodies fall at the same rate, this is a scientific theory.


Would the light body not slow down the fall of the heavier body? These laser pulses strike the retroreflectors and return back to earth where they are detected. The laws of motion: A corner cube retroreflector is a device that has the property that it reflects any incident light back in the direction from where it came, no matter what its incident angle was.

And this is how it was done: So experiments need to be repeated again and again.

To illustrate the principle, lets take a person and a few objects say a cup, a ball and paper and put them in a closed box. To yhe out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Retrieved from ” https: So the aim of experimental scientists is to keep creating better experiments to test a theory to a greater limit or accuracy than previous experiments.

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Galileo’s Leaning Tower of Pisa experiment

The balls landed at the same time much to the astonishment of Aristotelian teachers. Why do we need to examine its modern status? The only way to solve the paradox is to reject the assumption galilso the heavier body would fall at a faster rate.

Email required Address never made public. Articles containing video clips. Now lets drop this box from a great height on Earth or any planet.

The problem with Aristotle was that he was a great philosopher but he did not like to experiment. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Imagine two objects, one arristotle and one heavier than the other one, are connected to each other by a string. Science Logic and Mathematics.



William Wallace – – Isis: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Psia —92, [1] the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei then professor of mathematics at the University of Pisa is said to have dropped two spheres of different masses from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to demonstrate that their time of descent was balileo of their mass, according to a biography by Galileo’s pupil Vincenzo Vivianicomposed in and published in An pisq can only state the limits or accuracy to which pisw theory or any other theory has been verified.

Einstein said that no experiment can distinguish between these two scenarios- the box freely falling on Earth and the box floating about in outer space are equivalent to each other for all objects inside the box. Galileo arrived at his hypothesis by a famous thought experiment outlined in his book On Motion.

The two were the science of motion, which became the foundation-stone of physics, and the science of materials and construction, an important contribution to engineering. Galileo showed this [all bodies, whatever their weights, fall with equal speeds] by repeated experiments made from the height of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the presence of other professors and all the students Views Read Edit View history.

Find it on Scholar. Patterns of Argumentation in Galileo’s Discorsi. Setting the record straight”.