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Re: VMs: Re: Man in the Moon
But anyway - I just wanted to point out that all European
astrology was geocentric-tropical until mid-20th c.
You are absolutely right. I must apologize for wrong assertion
regarding use of heliocentric astrology system in Europe in middle age.
Searchig " heliocentric" using vivissimo document clustering, I found
a paper title BABYLONIAN PLANETARY THEORY AND THE HELIOCENTRIC CONCEPT
written by John N. Harris, M.A.(CMNS), where he concludes, after
reasonable deep considerations:
" Given the undoubted awareness of accurate sidereal periods for the
superior planets, implicit sidereal periods for the inferior planets,
accurate sidereal, synodic, draconic, and anomalistic months, and
varying velocity functions for the planets, sun, and moon - all readily
understood in terms of a cohesive framework - it seems reasonable to
conclude that the Babylonians almost certainly possessed a
well-developed, fictive heliocentric planetary model by at least 250
BCE, and quite possibly much earlier. "
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