1100 – Galileo on God and Science

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason and intellect has intended us to forego their use and by some other means to give us knowledge which we can attain by them. He would not require us to deny sense and reason in physical matters which are set before our eyes and minds by direct experience or necessary demonstrations.”

-Galileo Galilei

Quote Number: 76

Source: Galilei, Galileo to Christine de Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany. Letter. 1615. In Aspects of Western Civilization: Problems and Sources in History. Perry M Rogers, editor. Prentice Hall: Boston. 2011. Pg 53. Online Here from Fordham University’s Modern Source Book.

Source Notes: I have not been able to verify this source, but it appears to be authentic.


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