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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The History of Cosmology

h/t Eve Keneinan


  1. Srsly, dude, get that second Galileo out of there--it's just snark--and put Tycho in.

    1. a) I did not construct the visual.
      b) Galileo did say that, or to that effect, to "Sarsi" during the controversy over the comets. And he did reject Kepler's ellipses because he believed in perfect Platonic circles.

  2. It would be fun, though, to add a few more in there...especially Oresme or Cusa scooping Einstein by a few centuries.

  3. Mmmmm! Tasty crunchy philosophical goodness!

    Another place to go for a Philosophy Fix when TOF has not posted recently enough!


  4. I thought Kepler the ellipses were ugly, at least at first.


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