Contrary to statements in even recent outlines of science, Galileo did not invent the telescope; nor the microscope; nor the thermometer; nor the pendulum clock. He did not discover the law of intertia; nor the parallelogram of forces or motions; nor the sun spots. He made no contribution to theoretical astonomy; he did not throw down weights from the leaning tower of Pisa, and did not prove the truth of the Copernican system. He was not tortured by the Inquisition, did not languish in its dungeons, did not say 'eppur si muove'; and he was not a martyr of science. . . .Koestler also summarizes Galileo's character . . ."[V]anity, jealousy, and self-righteousness combined into a demoniac force, which drove him to the brink of self-destruction."