Reading the book Galileo, Sidereus Nuncius. What was the general response to Galileo’s publishing of his findings?

Reading the book Galileo, Sidereus Nuncius.

 

1. What was the general response to Galileo’s publishing of his findings?

 

2. Galileo’s finding were controversial for several reasons, the first having to do with the actual use of the spyglass, identify at least three reasons why it was controversail.

 

3. In response to Galileo’s work, Christopher Clavius is quoted as saying, ‘to believe slowly is the sinew of wisdom.” (Galileo, 90) What does he mean by that? What are the implication for this philosophy?

 

4.A scientist named Horky was not a “fan” of Galileo, What is his response to Galileo’s publication?

 

5. Kepler, on the other hand, was very supportive. Describe his reponse.

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