Talk:Galileo (1968 film)
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Bad science and bad historyEdit
The plot of the film is unhistorical. It seems that Galileo never met Bruno. The telescope has improved considerably since the time of Galileo.
- I am not sure what the "extreme accuracy" was.
- Galileo said he made a telescope himself, using "the theory of refraction". In fact, he seems to have used trial and error. The theory of refraction was not published widely in Europe until much later, by Descartes. I am not sure that Galileo could read Arabic or Persian, possibly used by Ibn Sahl.
Liliana had many conflicts of interest in this case.