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There's a common mistake to confuse astrology with astronomy. At that time, astronomy had some pretty huge hurdles fir heliocentricism (see my previous). However, there was great interest in predicting the paths of the planets. This fell into astology, which was full of mathematical models to do the predicting. Some of these were predicated on heliocentricism because you could make the model work that way, but this was just math and not considered a statement on reality (again, see the astronomy).The other weird thing about this situation is that a large body within the church already considered the earth not to be the center of the universe and that this was nit even a new notion. It was held in contention by some in the church but there was already some centuries earlier a catholic monk of all things that had already used calculations on star charts, shadow measurements year to year, and other data to show the earth was revolving around the sun. I think he also showed that the sun likely was moving but i cant remember for sure if that was the same guy or someone later.
Btw, an example of what i was talking about when i said that scientific knowledge often gets discovered, forgotten, then rediscovered.
We confuse these because we know more and so it's obvious to us and, as pattern seeking people, we see a pattern after tge truth. They did not see this. It was an interesting mathematical prediction model only.
The Church encouraged such models. Galileo's model was greatly admired by many in the Church. He got into trouble by proclaiming it truth without evidence, but didn't really get into trouble until he wrote a book where the Pope was a thinly disguised character who was the moron that Galileo dunked on. Then he got house arrest in his nice villa (it was this lenient because of his many friends in the Church). Which cut him off from the parties where he was popular for his acid tongue and so was a terrible punishment. He still got at keast one more book out vua a fruend, but most don't know of it because it was a pretty fanciful theory that didn't catch on.