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How did the Catholic Church respond to the Scientific Revolution? The Church tested new theories to prove or disprove them. The Church embraced new discoveries as signs from God. The Church persecuted scientists who challenged religious teachings. The Church supported the work of some scientists but not others.

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William Cain on November 27, 2018

The results of the Scientific Revolution clashed with the mystical model of the Catholic Church to determine the knowledge according to religious precepts. In the view of the Catholic Church, scientific discoveries were interpreted as heresy, and as an affront to the hierarchical and moral position. Therefore, the Church persecuted many scientists. The most emblematic cases were Giordano Bruno, who was condemned and murdered in the year 1600, in Rome, for his theory of the Heliocentrics, and Galileo Galilei, which confirmed the theory of Nicholas Copernicus that the Earth was not the center of the universe. Galileo had to deny his words in order not to be burned at the stake.Correct answer: C


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