Eeeh, not quite. He was told that he had to give equal precidence to both theories, though he then went on to write a book in which he basically ridiculed the geocentric theory and made the believers in it look bumbling and inept. The Pope took exception to that.
Especially since the stupidest-seeming character in the book was apparently quite obviously (to contemporary eyes) based on the Pope of the time.
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Thanks, nice images, I was really meaning phases like we'd see in Venus, Mercurcy, or the Moon though, where they go from Full to New and back again.
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