Cassini lived at a time when Galileo's (and Newton's) findings were still novel and subject to discussion. You're not going to find any modern, refereed-journal-published astronomer who maintains that geocentrism is legitimate as anything other than a conceivable reference frame (which is exactly what GoW, an rjpa himself, states in his previous post).
On 2002-01-09 07:07, Dunash wrote:
Why mutually exclusive? The noted French astronomer Cassini after whom the probe is named stalwartly maintained geocentrism long after Galileo's "proofs". No doubt you'd now like to have the probe renamed eg the "Sagan"?!
Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.