Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) — Astronomer and Scientist. Galileo developed a superior telescope and made many significant discoveries in astronomy. He was sentenced to life imprisonment by the inquisition for his support for the Copernican theory that the sun was at the center of the solar system.
Galileo was born in Florence, Italy in 1564 to a poor but noble family. His parents recognized their child's innate intelligence and talents and so made sacrifices to have him educated. At his father's insistence, Galileo studied the profitable career of medicine. But, at the University of Pisa, Galileo became fascinated in a wide range of subjects. He was also critical of many of Aristotle's teaching which had dominated education for the past 2,000 years.
Galileo was appointed to be a mathematics professor at the University of Pisa, but his strident criticisms of Aristotle left him isolated among his contemporaries. After three years of persecution, he resigned and went to the University of Padua, where he taught maths. His entertaining lectures attracted a large following and he was able to spend the next 18 years pursuing his interests in astronomy and mechanics.
According to the biography, why did Galileo Galilei resign from his teaching job at the University of Pisa?
He had attracted many followers.
He was persecuted for three years.
He was appointed as a mathematics professor.
He had a better offer from the University of Padua.
He wanted to pursue his interests in astronomy and mechanics.
Berdasarkan kalimat “Galileo was appointed to be a mathematics professor at the University of Pisa, but his strident criticisms of Aristotle left him isolated among his contemporaries. After three years of persecution, he resigned and went to University of Padua, where he taught maths.”, dapat diketahui bahwa Galileo ditunjuk sebagai professor matematika di University of Pisa tetapi kritiknya yang sangat nyaring atas teori Aristoteles membuatnya dikucilkan oleh orang-orang yang memiliki pemahaman yang serupa dengan Aristoteles. Setelah mengalami perlakuan yang kurang menyenangkan, akhirnya ia mengundurkan diri dari University of Pisa dan pindah ke University of Padua, maka pilihan jawaban yang tepat adalah (C).
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