The Essential Galileo Report
Read the excerpts from Galileo’s works in Finocchiaro, The Essential Galileo, pp. 1-16, 45-84, 109-148. Write a short report on some aspect of the Galileo reading. Your report should be two or three paragraphs, not more than one page, in length. Focus on a particular aspect of the reading; do not try to summarize it. Find something to analyze in the reading–a point you want to make about it–and develop your point briefly.