Friday, October 29, 2010

Jesuit Mathematician On The Astronomer Galileo

Father Cristoforo Griemberger, mathematician at the Collegio Romano, this Jesuit uttered the following precise words: 
'If Galileo had only known how to retain the favour of the fathers of this college he would have stood in renown before the world, he would have been spared all his misfortunes, and could have written what he pleased about everything—even about the motion of the earth.'
Link (here) to the book entitled, Galileo: His Life and Work

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