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    Re: Universe of the ancient Greeks.
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2006 Mar 13, 17:09 -0800

    Bill wrote:
    > Lu wrote
    >
    >
    >>Given the level of scientific knowledge, inquiry, and downright genius
    >>among the ancient Greeks, I'm rather surprised that the idea of a
    >>heliocentric universe didn't occur to one of them.
    >
    >
    > It did indeed occur to one or more of them, Aristarchus of Samos. (Approx.
    > 300BC if memory serves--learned initially in a book obtained for me by
    > Alex.)
    
    True, but then why didn't the rest of the "learned" crowd jump on the
    idea as a solution for the motion of the planets?   Or were they more
    interested in a "logically satisfying" solution than one that provided
    the easiest solution to a problem?
    
    Lu
    
    
    

       
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