Search Results Display (galileo-kepler) galileo-kepler from Cosmology
Image 22 of 39
Top > Search Results > galileo-kepler Previous PageReturn to Home PageView My AlbumNewly AddedRandom DisplayTop HitsTop RatesPlay SlideshowNext Page
[Sort: date name hits rates]   [Thumbs/Page: 8 12 16]   

galileo-kepler.jpg
Download

IPTC INFO
Caption[Kepler to Galileo 1597] I could only have wished that you who have so profound an insight would choose another way. You advise us by your personal example and in discreetly veiled fashion to retreat before the general ignorance and not to expose ourselves or heedlessly to oppose the violent attacks of the mob of scholars and in this you follow Plato and Pythagoras our true perceptors. But after a tremendous task has been begun in our time first by Copernicus and then by many very learned mathematicians and when the assertion that the Earth moves can no longer be considered something new would it not be much better to pull the wagon to its goal by our joint efforts now that we have got it under way and gradually with powerful voices to shout down the common herd which really does not weigh the arguments very carefully? Thus perhaps by cleverness we may bring it to a knowledge of the truth. With your arguments you would at the same time help your comrades who endure so many unjust judgments for they would obtain either comfort from your agreement or protection from your influential position. It is not only your Italians who cannot believe that they move if they do not feel it but we in Germany also do not by any means endear ourselves with this idea. Yet there are ways by which we protect ourselves against these difficulties Be of good cheer Galileo and come out publicly. If I judge correctly there are only a few of the distinguished mathematicians of Europe who would part company with us so great is the power of truth. If Italy seems a less favorable place for your publication and if you look for difficulties there perhaps Germany will allow us this freedom. Source: Giorgio de Santillana The Crime of Galileo 1955.
Headline"not to expose ourselves or heedlessly to oppose the violent attacks of the mob of scholars and in this you follow Plato and Pythagoras our true perceptors"
KeywordsKepler Galileo heliocentrism inquisition
Copyright Notice[Kepler to Galileo 1597] The Crime of Galileo wiki/Galileo_affair
URLhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_affair

Filename Size Date Added Hits Rate It!
galileo-kepler.JPG 19 Kb 07/21/2010 373 0.00 (0 votes)

Return to Search Results
View this Category
Send As A Postcard
Show similar

C A T E G O R I E S
Welcome Guest

S E A R C H
AND   OR   PHRASE