What Pope wanted Galileo to include in his book

  1. Dec 25, 2013 #1
    It is often said one of the conditions Pope Urban III granted Galileo permission to write a book expressing his ideas on the solar system was that Galileo would include a paragraph written by the Pope on God's omnipotence. I have been trying unsuccessfully to locate this in a copy of " Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems" I have. Does anybody know what/where it is.
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  3. Dec 25, 2013 #2


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    excerpt from the wikipedia article references that simplicio expresses the Pope's views:
    Here's a more detailed reference:

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