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While the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems initially enjoyed a favorable response

While the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems initially enjoyed a favorable response

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While the  Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems  initially enjoyed a  favorable response, Galileo's enemies soon went on the attack, and he had given them  plenty of ammunition in his new work. The  Dialogue  harshly criticized the Jesuits, now  his dedicated foes; the work referred to one Jesuit, Father Christopher Scheiner, as  "vain and foolish." These unnecessary barbs were typical of the undiplomatic and  combative Galileo, and they proved his undoing. The Jesuits closed ranks against him,  and as the Inquisition began to look more closely at the work, they went to Urban VIII  and pointed out a particularly unfortunate passage in the  Dialogue,  in which Simplicio,  the anti-Copernican foil, repeats almost  verbatim  arguments that the Pope himself had  made to Galileo nearly a decade before. Seeing his own arguments repeated by the 
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