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January 11, 2021 FD 181-004 Professor Collins Upcoming Assignments: Watch Behind The Curve documentary for 1/15 Life of Galileo Debate Prosecution Claim: Galileo is harmful to society Believe he has a large ego Stole the telescope idea and gave no credit to the inventor Was not there for his daughter while growing up Defense Claim: Galileo benefits society He is still faithful to the church even though he believes in science Created the transcript for the ‘Discorsi” without the need to publish it. Then he gave it to Andrea Does research for the common good Stayed behind during the plague to continue research
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Unformatted text preview:Discussion •Brecht wants us to leave thinking • They portray Virginia as oblivious • Galileo's apology to the church is not sincere •He feels guilty for recanting his research • His tone in life changes from the beginning of the book to the end of the book• It went from optimistic to regretful• In life many scientists retracted there work after Galileo • It was an optimistic and pessimistic ending• Makes you wonder what happens next • There is a lot of ignorance at the end of the play• Should we think there is hope for humanity? Or is it still going to be ignorance? 1