Galileo Galilei




Thethree scientists are world legends in the world of scientificdiscoveries, astronomy and philosophical conceptualizations. Whilethe three scientists are famous and have made strong contributions tothe world, made the most significant impact in theworld. Galileo made great contributions in astronomy, physics,engineering and mathematics. Particularly, Galileo made the conceptof Nicolaus Copernicus a valid and verifiable fact by advancing thetelescope. According to Fantoli (2003), he supported theCopernicanism and believed in the observations of Copernicus aboutthe universe. This made him more significant than the formerastronomer who formulated the universe model.

Bydiscovering the largest satellites of Jupiter, Galileo cemented hiscontribution in the field of astronomy compared to other astronomers.He further developed the telescopic observations and inventedimproved compass. Galileo further discovered the observation of thesun and its sunspots (Seeger, 1966). In addition, the development inphysics places Galileo as the most significant scientist of the threegeniuses. It is in this regard that he is commonly regarded as thefather of two major industries the father of “modern science”and the father of “the father of modern physics.”

Whatmakes Galileo a significant scientist is the foundation he laid forfuture scientists, inventors, mathematicians and astronomers.According to Fantoli (2003), Galileo laid the ideological and theastronomical foundation by stating laws and proving facts that werelater explored by future scientists. For instance, his foundationinspired the works of Isaac Newton, who is famously regarded as thefather of the revolution (Seeger, 1966). Newton’s works ofexploring the power of gravity and the laws of motion are stronglyfounded on the principles set by Galileo. In addition, the works ofGalileo on the telescope were advanced by the works of Isaac Newton.Thos makes Galileo Galilei&nbspthemost significant scientist of the three.


Fantoli,A. (2003).&nbspGalileo:For Copernicanism and the Church.&nbspRome:VaticanObservatory&nbspPublications

Seeger,R.J. (1966).&nbspGalileoGalilei, his life and his works.Oxford:&nbspPergamonPress