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CHAT: Cosmology (was Re: CHAT: Religions (was: Visible planets))

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Friday, November 14, 2003, 20:59

On Fri, 14 Nov 2003 10:15:31 +0000,
Peter Bleackley <Peter.Bleackley@...> wrote:

> Staving Nik Taylor: > >Ray Brown wrote: > > > I truly thought that belief had died out. > > > >I once found a (serious, I think) geocentricist web page. > > > >Well, here's a few links, not the page I had found before, but good ones > >none the less: > > <-- Apparently some sort of weird > >geocentric-heliocentric hybrid. From what I could tell (I didn't delve > >too deeply into it) the sun goes around the Earth, and everything else > >goes aroudn the Sun, according to this theory > > Sounds like something Tycho Brahe once came up with. What with the > controversy of the times (stirred up by the reformation no doubt, thus > making the Church more suspicious of new thinking than it had previously > been), it may have been an attempt at a compromise solution.
The British Elves, who have a *long* astronomical tradition (with Stonehenge and all that), early realized that Mercury and Venus orbit the Sun, and in the 6th century BC, they found that assuming the same for the other planets yields better results than the geocentric model, and concluded from that that all the planets (including the Earth) orbit the Sun, 300 years before Aristarchos of Samos. Unfortunately, a few decades later the Elvish civilization collapsed and the Celts took over. Greetings, Jörg.