was heresy at the time. The inquisition was headed by Father Vincenzo Maculano
da Firenzuola, a Papal appointment.
Church orthodoxy stated that the Earth was the absolute centre of the universe.
Scientists had known for years that the Earth moved round the Sun.
was sentenced to prison and for every day for three years
shalt recite once a week the Seven Penitential Psalms."
agreed not to teach this heresy any more and was allowed to live under house arrest
for the rest of his life.
Church took 300 years to admit he was right.