Geocentrism

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Geocentrism

The book of science

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Claudius Ptolemy astronomy

Geocentrism

Ptolemys

Disorder


Ptolemy, like Aristotle, deduced natural science from first principles. All orbits were circular because the circle is the most perfect geometric figure. Unlike Aristotle, Ptolemy tried to adjust the model to fit the observations.

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