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The Galileo Affair

With a flourishing university network, esteemed natural philosopher, Galileo Galilei, has published work espousing the view that the sun -- and not the earth -- lies at the center of the cosmos, in contradiction to Christian scholasticism. The church calls for a trial to find him guilty of heresy. What is your position on the controversial scientist?

Choices :
Condemn

The trial will cost, but standing against the church would be a mistake.

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Defend

The truth is the highest ideal. Gold from our coffers will go to defend Galileo -- and others of his ilk.

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Hide

Moving between our inventor workshops in strict disguise, Galileo will complete his work on cannon operations.

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