It has long been said that there was a contest between the benighted Roman Catholic Church and the enlightened Galileo Galilei. Now even the NYTimes acknowledges that the story was never that simple. See A Display on Galileo With Catholic Overtones (July 22, 2010). See also The Galileo Affair. Should we be surprised that Bertolt Brecht was a bit careless with his historiography? No.
The dynamic evidence page
It's here: the law of evidence on Spindle Law. See also this post and this post.