His Own Words
Dear Kepler, I wish we could have a good laugh together at the extraordinary stupidity of the mob. What do you think of the best minds at this university? In spite of all my efforts and frequent invitations, they have refused, with the obstinacy of a stuffed snake, to look at the planets or Moon or my telescope. -Galileo Galilei
Galileo expected the observations through his telescope to quickly turn other professors into believers of the Copernican Sun-centered model of the universe.